Teaching Thinking

Teaching students how to think so that they are more reasoning and reasonable

Teaching students “how” to think (rather than “what” to think)

Everyone can be taught to be a better thinker. ‘Better’ in terms of being more effective, ethical, social, creative and judicious. With improved thinking, we may become more successful learners, more thoughtful citizens and more confident, independent people. We have an experienced team who have trained in, and can share with you, the following approaches: Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS); de Bono's Lateral Thinking techniques; Habits of Mind; the Thinking Through series from Newcastle University; Thinking Maps; and Philosophy for Children.

Teaching Thinking leads to enhanced student learning

Working with us on Teaching Thinking includes:

  • An understanding of thinking as a process of inquiry, where the process of external dialogue becomes internal dialogue
  • Practical Teaching Thinking tool strategies to encourage students to investigate contradictions and uncertainties, so that they might more deeply understand what it is that they are thinking about
  • Examples of activities that will help students construct meaning to climb out of the pit by making links; thinking about cause and effect; identifying similarities and differences; and organising, distinguishing, relating and analysing ideas
  • Debriefing learning to help students construct deeper understanding and how to engage in metacognition

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