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Thinking Skills for Students

how to create successful, independent learners
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Created by Richard Lindo
Last updated 5/2013
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
to improve your students' independence
to improve your students' creativity
to develop your students into successful, independent learners
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  • no materials/previous knowledge needed

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • teachers, students
  • parents, educators
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 01:15:40
Introduction: Thinking Skills - Objectives of the Course
1 Lecture 02:02
Thinking Skills and The Learning Brain
1 Lecture 04:59
An overview of the 'Thinking Skills' course.
Preview 04:59
The Mind is Like an Iceberg
1 Lecture 04:59
The 6 Thinking Skills
6 Lectures 28:36
An explanation of the thinking skill of 'association' and how it helps with idea-generation and the recall of knowledge.
Thinking Skill 1: Association

An explanation of the thinking skill of 'interrogation' and how it helps with idea-generation and evaluation.
Thinking Skill 2: Interrogation

An explanation of 'hypothesis' and how it helps with idea-generation, evaluation and analysis.
Thinking Skill 3: Hypothesis

An explanation of the thinking skill of 'categorisation' and how it helps to organise ideas and uncover patterns.
Thinking Skill 4: Categorisation

Thinking Skill 5: Visualising

An explanation of the thinking skills of 'hierarchy' and how it helps to sequence your thoughts.
Thinking Skill 6: Hierarchy
Thinking Skills booklet - practical strategies
1 Lecture 00:00
This booklet provides you with practical strategies to teach/use thinking skills in the classroom.
Thinking Skills booklet - practical strategies
30 pages
Thinking Skills Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00

This quiz will test your understanding of the course. 

Thinking Skills Quiz
12 questions
Conclusion/Plenary: consolidating your learning
1 Lecture 05:04
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).
The Plenary: consolidating your Learning
About the Instructor
4.7 Average rating
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325 Students
4 Courses
founder of Kija Learning

I am a teacher, trainer and author in education and also run an education company called 'Kija Learning' ( 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.

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