THINKING SKILLS underpin ALL LEARNING
Are you consciously teaching and enhancing thinking skills?
1. Prior Knowledge
Our model shows how Prior Knowledge forms the basis for all teaching and learning. What ideas and understandings and beliefs — and misconceptions — do your students have? Once you’ve figured that out (and our ready-to-use, highly-praised Prior Knowledge sets are only $3 a set), then you can move on to the next stage: THINKING SKILLS.
2. Thinking Skills
Thinking skills consist of these 3 blocks: creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving (which is using the first two, creative and critical thinking, in combination).
3. Reflection & Transfer
The final step in building effective thinking skills and well-honed inquiry skills, is to offer your students the opportunities for REFLECTION and for TSFER of learning. What have they learned? What new questions has this work raised? Where else can they apply these new understandings and new skills?
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