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ERIC Number: EJ954395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4294
TASC: Thinking Actively in a Social Context. A Universal Problem-Solving Process--A Powerful Tool to Promote Differentiated Learning Experiences
Wallace, Belle; Bernardelli, Alessio; Molyneux, Clare; Farrell, Clare
Gifted Education International, v28 n1 p58-83 Jan 2012
All children are born with the gifts of curiosity and creativity--and an insatiable appetite for asking questions to find out about the world in which they live. Fostering these questions and developing inquisitive and investigating minds is one of the essential roles of parent and teacher, and the processes of enquiry are the necessary routes for nurturing and developing all children's potential for thoughtful discovery. The ethos of this paper is that "every child matters", and the underlying message is one of "inclusion with differentiation". The theme flowing throughout is that teachers and learners need to work interactively to construct knowledge; and, together, through this interaction, deep and sustained learning is promoted. When learners are truly involved in constructing knowledge for themselves, their motivation is high and both individual and group effort is sustained. Importantly, children in many communities are born into a rapidly changing technological world: they grow up using technological tools naturally, with ease and without fear, and they are often more proficient than their teachers! Learners are communicating globally, but all too often their technical skills and powers of communicating are not utilized in schools. In this paper Belle Wallace explains the Thinking Actively in a Social Context (TASC) Framework for thinking and problem-solving; Alessio Bernadelli recommends a wide range of software tools that he uses to develop TASC at secondary level; and Clare Molyneux and Clare Farrell describe a very successful primary project using TASC and Studywiz. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom