Thinking Skills for Students

how to create successful, independent learners
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2013 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • no materials/previous knowledge needed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • to improve your students' independence
  • to improve your students' creativity
  • to develop your students into successful, independent learners

Who is the target audience?

  • teachers, students
  • parents, educators

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction: Thinking Skills - Objectives of the Course
Thinking Skills - an Introduction
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 Iceberg
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
30 pages
This booklet provides you with practical strategies to teach/use thinking skills in the classroom.
Section 6: Thinking Skills Quiz
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).

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Instructor Biography

Richard Lindo, 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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