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Thinking Skills​

We have a three year plan to deliver different types of Thinking Skills

Year 1: Critical Thinking Skills

Year 2: Caring Thinking Skills

Year 3: Creative Thinking Skills

We are aiming to equip the students with a Thinking Toolbox where they will have experienced a variety of techniques that they can select from to fit different situations.

 
Techniques we have introduced so far include:

• Hyerle's Thinking Maps

• De Bono's Thinking Hats

• Mysteries

• Deep questioning techniques

• Building Learning Power

• De Costa's Habits of Mind

We have also incorporated Emotional Intelligence into our programme at Key Stage 3 and all our Year 12 students are studying AS Critical Thinking.

Useful Links

Thinking Hats

http://www.suffolkschools.net/learning/hats

Thinking Maps

http://www.thinkingmaps.com/htthinkmap.php3

http://www.mapthemind.com/thinkingmaps/thinkingmaps.html#concept

Building Learning Power

http://www.thegrid.org.uk/leadership/programmes/conferences/documents/guy_claxton_presentation.pdf

De Costa's Habits of Mind

http://www.habitsofmind.org/what_are_the_habits_of_mind.htm

Mysteries

http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/downloads/ws_lil_ts003605slead.pdf

Kestrel Consultants

http://www.thinking.co.uk/about_us

Centre for Cognitive Excellence at the University of Exeter http://education.exeter.ac.uk/projects.php?id=30