Category Archives: Thinking skills

Are you a teacher or coach who wants to develop their assessment and feedback skills?

This will be a really practical, interactive and engaging day of training for teachers, Advanced Practitioners and T&L Coaches. Developing formative assessment and feedback skills, Sector Training, June 18th 2015, Birmingham: http://www.sectortraining.com/events/334 Advertisements

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Active and Independent Learning: Blogs on Theory and Practice for Teachers

Interesting blog with a range of views about how to define independent learning: http://jamesmichie.com/blog/2011/10/what-is-independent-learning/ Article on the theoretical underpinning of active learning: http://w3.gre.ac.uk/~bj61/talessi/atl.html Rationale for active learning plus links to practical classroom resources and activities: http://geoffpetty.com/for-teachers/active-learning/ Bank of short video … Continue reading

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Higher Order Thinking Skills Learning Outcomes Poster

Use this handy poster (select the image on the link to download) to help you write learning outcomes using Bloom’s taxonomy and incorporate development of higher order thinking skills into your sessions. Thanks to New College Durham for this one! … Continue reading

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Fixed Mindsets and Growth Mindsets: Recommended Article for Teachers and Coaches

This is an interesting read about the significance of mindset in learning – highly recommended! http://www.bobcraig.co.uk/articles.html

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Developing higher order thinking skills: quick classroom approaches

Sadly all learners are not born with well-developed higher order thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Unfortunately some learners have these skills but do not always deploy them at appropriate points in your lessons. So it can be helpful … Continue reading

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