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Using Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

Using Thinking Skills in the Primary Classroom

First Edition

January 2005 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Working with the sound thinking skills children already display as part of their learning, this book takes a practical approach to getting the best out of them. It presents an approach for classroom practice that will encourage children to build on the often quite sophisticated thinking skills they already have and offers many practical suggestions and examples for lessons and activities.

The following is included:

  • Advice on classroom organization
  • Suggestions for group work
  • Ways to use thinking skills in the various subject areas
  • How to build on the thinking skills children of all abilities display
  • Teaching techniques to promote thinking skills in the classroom

Each chapter ends with a summary of key points for action and practical tasks and examples are provided throughout the book. There is a selection of photocopiable material.

Don't think; Just Get on with Your Work!

A Place to Think
Promoting Thinking Skills through Talk
Promoting Thinking Skills through Assessment
Promoting Disciplined Thinking Skills through Authentic Activity
Promoting Creativity
The Thinking School

`The good practice points add depth to the practical nature of this book and clearly set out its intention to provide reflection for teachers to extend their own skills and practice' - Jan Baker, Head Teacher of Orchard Vale Community School

Excellent resource to promote critical thinking in the primary classroom.

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, Winchester University
May 21, 2015

A good resource to supplement our teaching and the students' research into developing Thinking within the classroom.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
June 6, 2012

Links up well with our Thinking module.

Well written and easy to follow

Mrs Helen Jones
School of Education, University of Wales, Bangor
February 8, 2011

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