As society continues to change and develop, just learning new information and gaining knowledge is not enough. Children need to develop their ability to produce ideas and be active independent thinkers.
Thinking is a skill that can be extended and improved through learning and practice. It is important for children to recognise that not every problem has just one solution, or indeed any solution at all.
To create balance and flexibility in developing thinking skills the activity cards present challenges in: Linguistic Intelligence and Interpersonal Intelligence. There are also activities to develop organisational, analytical, comparative, evaluative and creative thinking.
'Thinking Out of the Box' is a collection of 200 colour coded cards designed to actively promote thinking skills in ways that are stimulating, challenging and fun. The 'one a day' activities are open ended and promote a variety of skills designed to strengthen multiple intelligence learning > Use...
With the whole class at the start of the day
Set activities either individually or in small groups, in either mixed ability or similar ability groupings.
Write the task on the board. Children can record their work in a 'Thinking Book' or keep their work in a 'Thinking Folder'.
15-20 minute activities
Revisit at spare moments throughout the day
Extend to form the basis for homework, thus sharing ideas with parents
Link to English - reading and writing
200 colour coded cards in a handy storage box.
18 Mar 2014
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