This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged five to 11 years, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum.
Cover Page Title Copyright Contents Contents of the CD Rom Key for icons Preface Acknowledgements About the author Part One Thinking about Learning and Learning about Thinking 1 What does this book offer? 2 Why should we teach thinking and learning skills? What are the arguments for teaching thinking and learning? 3 What are thinking and learning skills? How are thinking and learning skills defined in this book? Key areas covered in the programme A few words about 'metacognition' Why is this the 'right' method to choose? Can't thinking and learning mean different things to different people? INSET sheet: Education is what survives when you've forgotten all that you learned 4 How do you teach thinking and learning? The THINK! programme 'starter kit' 5 How do I use the THINK! programme in practice? The structure of a typical lesson Curriculum application How does the 'Heads together' section work? 6 Tips for success: questions and answers 20 Dispositions of an Active Thinker and Learner Self-reflection sheet: What's the best way forward for me? 7 What could I do to take this further? Continuing the programme Culture change Support for teaching staff Involving parents Widening the impact Further resources Part Two The THINK! Programme Overview documents THINK! skills overview Thinking and learning skills strategies and games: a complete list 'Heads together': development of skills Lesson plans with lists of resources on the CD Rom and 'At a Glance' samples Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Part Three General Resources for All Year Groups 'At a Glance' sample of general resources on the CD Rom 'Heads together' resources 'Heads together' Introductory Session. Sample class rules for 'Heads together' discussions 'Heads together' suggested topics and stimuli Philosophy for Children: Generating the Question Session Philosophy for Children: Discussion Session References Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Print version: Simister, C J How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills