Challenging Minds is the perfect enrichment course for able and advanced students, exposing them to cross-curricular, context-based activities that would not be experienced in the usual subject-based curriculum. It’s an ideal way to engage and stimulate your gifted students!
Containing a year’s worth of creative research ideas, critical thinking and communication tasks, debates, blueprints for business and philosophical problems for secondary school students. It is a thought-provoking and tantalising collection of mind-stretching challenges for able adolescents. Each of the fourteen activities, usually completed over a period of weeks, provokes the highest levels of thinking in Bloom’s Taxonomy: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. All challenges are cross-curricular, and can be offered as independent, small-group or whole-class activities.
Challenging Minds focusses on:
- Developing research skills
- Higher-level thinking skills
- Single-task thinking (i.e. deep concentration in a particular activity)
- Having fun while learning
- Communicating and presenting ideas
[Author: Lynne Kelly; Age Suitability: Secondary]