Thinking Skills for Students
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Thinking Skills is a critical element in developing students' independence.
In this course you will learn six thinking skills to unlock your students' creativity and problem-solving skills to make them successful, independent learners.
The course includes video materials and downloadable Word documents for your use.
The course is structured into three sessions: 1. an introduction 2. a tutorial on the six thinking skills 3. a conclusion/plenary for you to reflect on your learning.
Why is this course for you? If you are a teacher who wants to unlock your students' learning potential, or a student who wants to use your brain in a much more powerful way - then this course is for you!
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|Section 1: Introduction: Thinking Skills - Objectives of the Course|
Thinking Skills - an IntroductionPreview
|Section 2: Thinking Skills and The Learning Brain|
|An overview of the 'Thinking Skills' course.|
|Section 3: The Mind is Like an Iceberg|
The Mind is Like an IcebergPreview
|Section 4: The 6 Thinking Skills|
|An explanation of the thinking skill of 'association' and how it helps with idea-generation and the recall of knowledge.|
|An explanation of the thinking skill of 'interrogation' and how it helps with idea-generation and evaluation.|
|An explanation of 'hypothesis' and how it helps with idea-generation, evaluation and analysis.|
|An explanation of the thinking skill of 'categorisation' and how it helps to organise ideas and uncover patterns.|
Thinking Skill 5: Visualising
|An explanation of the thinking skills of 'hierarchy' and how it helps to sequence your thoughts.|
|Section 5: Thinking Skills booklet - practical strategies|
|Lecture 10||30 pages|
|This booklet provides you with practical strategies to teach/use thinking skills in the classroom.|
|Section 6: Thinking Skills Quiz|
|Quiz 1||12 questions|
This quiz will test your understanding of the course.
|Section 7: Conclusion/Plenary: consolidating your learning|
|The conclusion of the course consolidates your learning and summarises the simple, practical ways you can use the course in your lessons (for teachers) and in your learning (for students).|
I am a teacher, trainer and author in education and also run an education company called 'Kija Learning' (www.kija.co.uk). My company focuses on the academic and soft skills necessary for successful learning.
I have a number of books on Amazon, including 'Emotional Intelligence', 'Motivation', 'Thinking Skills' amongst others.