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ERIC Number: ED497252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-30
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-3421-3
How to Teach Thinking and Learning Skills: A Practical Programme for the Whole School
Simister, Catherine Jane
Paul Chapman Publishing
By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners. This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities. Features of the book include: (1) A clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are; (2) Lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in IN-Service Education and Training for teachers (INSET); (3) A plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school and (4) Suggestions for further reading and development of the program. Headteachers, Curriculum Coordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this program in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Thinking about Thinking and Learning about Learning" contains (1) Why Buy This Book?; (2) Why Teach Thinking and Learning Skills?; (3) What Are Thinking and Learning Skills?; (4) How Do You Teach Thinking and Learning? and (5) Tips for Success. Part 2, "The Think! Programme" includes (1) Lesson Plans and (2) Evaluation. [CD-ROM version not available from ERIC.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A