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How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills : A Practical Programme for the Whole School.

Author/Creator:
Simister, C J.
Publication:
London : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (471 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Learning ability -- Study and teaching.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Simister, C J How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills
ISBN:
9781848604704
9781412934213
OCLC:
476176458