Teaching Creative and Critical Thinking in Schools
- Russell Grigg - Inspector, teacher educator & researcher
- Helen Lewis - Swansea University, UK
How do we encourage children to think deeply about the world in which they live?
Research-based and highly practical, this book provides guidance on how to develop creative and critical thinking through your classroom teaching.
Key coverage includes:
· Classroom-ready ideas to stimulate high-order thinking
· How to think critically and creatively across all areas of the curriculum
· Case studies from primary, secondary and special schools
· Philosophical approaches that give pupils the space to think and enquire
This is essential reading for anyone on university-led and schools-based primary and secondary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), School Direct, Teach First and employment-based routes and also anyone training to work in early years settings.
'The case for teaching thinking skills and promoting creativity within a busy curriculum is clearly articulated throughout this comprehensive and informative book. From reflections on the rights and issues on the well-being of children through to a thoughtful consideration of their future employability the authors highlight the importance of making space for thinking skills and provide examples of innovative classroom activities for all areas of the curriculum.'
Once trainees understand critical thinking skills they are able to teach those skills in the classroom. this text supports the trainees and their practice on placement - a must for ITE trainees
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: What can we learn from history of thinking, childhood and schooling?