A Handbook for Educators
Few people concerned with the education of young minds would argue that one of the primary objectives of schooling should be the teaching of tools for life-long learning. When asked to list important tools for life-long learning, many educators would place a high priority on empowering students with the ability to reason, make informed judgements, critically evaluate information and think creatively. But while schools have clearly articulated guidelines and policies for just about everything remotely connected to student learning, the teaching and infusing of thinking across the curriculum at all levels is a common exception.
The purpose of this revised edition is to fill that void by giving teachers a manageable framework for the explicit teaching of thinking and to showcase examples of infusing thinking into content delivery. This will equip students with thinking tools to use throughout their schooling and empower teachers with readily applicable strategies as they plan for higher-order thinking outcomes from their students.
An important step towards achieving the explicit teaching of thinking is adherence to a framework that describes how it will be implemented, managed and assessed. This publication outlines some frameworks for a whole-school approach aimed at ensuring that students know, understand and can apply a range of thinking skills as they work with content. The frameworks describe modules that can be easily sequenced so that students are exposed to – and can, hopefully, master – the diverse range of thinking strategies discussed.
Used as intended, the thinking modules in Thinking in Today’s Classrooms may provide the basis of a scope and sequence for the teaching of thinking that encompasses a wide range of strategies aimed at developing higher-order thinking skills.
Former Title: Teaching Thinking Skills in the Primary Years (ISBN: 9781864016604)
Ages: 8-10 (Middle Primary), Ages: 10-12 (Upper Primary), Ages: 12-15 (Junior Secondary)
Hawker Brownlow Education
In this exciting new resource, Ralph Pirozzo offers teachers an introduction to the world of thinking tools, covering a range of devices for different tasks and guiding teachers as how to choose the most appropriate tool for each situation.
As children work through the units in this Thinking About Me and Us series they develop and strengthen key higher-order processes especially creative, reflective and critical thinking.
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The Thinking Themes Series provides flexible, theme-based activities that support the development of thinking skills.
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Values and Questions Card Set invites students into conversations about values they can bring to their learning, their work, their relationships and other aspects of their lives.
In this practical handbook, permaculture expert Dr Ross Mars guides teachers through the basics of garden design and maintenance while providing opportunities for students to explore and contribute to a thriving ecosystem.
Thinking protocols for learning empowers readers to implement deliberate practice and intentional application of protocols and provides strategies for the promotion of different types of thinking.
Authored by secondary school teacher Scott Francis, with additional insights from Associate Professor Michael Nagel, this book will guide you through twenty key practical strategies to get the most out of the time you spend studying.
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