Thinking Skills

All staff have taken part in formal training provided by the University Of Exeter. The training focused on delivering a range of methodologies which assist pupils thinking during lessons. Several staff have been trained to be trainers so that new staff can be kept up to date with the thinking skills programme. The thinking methodology will be used in lessons throughout the school.

Blooms Taxonomy

“Taxonomy” simply means “classification”, so the well-known taxonomy of learning objectives is an attempt (within the behavioural paradigm) to classify forms and levels of learning. It identifies three “domains” of learning (see below), each of which is organised as a series of levels or pre-requisites. It is suggested that one cannot effectively — or ought […] read more…

Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats is a time-tested, proven and practical thinking tool. It provides a framework to help students think clearly and thoroughly by directing their thinking attention in one direction at a time–facts, creativity, benefits, cautions, feelings, and process. It’s a simple mental metaphor. Hats are easy to put on and to take off. Each […] read more…

Thinking Maps

Thinking Maps® were developed as a language for learning in 1988 by Dr. David Hyerle. There are eight maps in this language that are used by teachers and students for reading comprehension, writing process problem solving, and thinking skills improvement.. Each of the eight Thinking Maps is based on a fundamental cognitive skill such […]

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