Teaching Thinking Skills across the Middle Years
A Practical Approach for Children Aged 9-14
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Teaching Thinking Skills across the Middle Years by Belle Wallace
Book DescriptionThis book presents a practical framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving with children across Key Stages 2 and 3. Using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, teachers are presented with classroom techniques and activities, which systematically develop these skills. While accommodating the needs of all learners, the book caters for the need to differentiate learning activities to extend the more able learners. Included are suggested activities for developing thinking and problem-solving skills relating to the National Numeracy Curriculum, the National Literacy Strategy and the National Science Curriculum. The book also includes activities to support the development of thinking and problem-solving skills in information communication technology (ICT), models of successful practice, and photocopiable activities. The skills and strategies suggested all derive from real classrooms and teachers and as such are practical and useful. There is clear guidance on adopting certain teaching techniques, lesson planning and organization. This book will be useful for teachers and headteachers working at Key Stages 2 and 3, all SENCOs and Advisory Teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853467677
(297mm x 210mm x 8mm)
Imprint: David Fulton Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Teaching Problem-solving and Thinking Skills Through Science, Paperback (October 2008)
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Diversity in Gifted Education, Hardback (November 2005)
A collection of varied cultural approaches to the education of gifted and talented children. This work highlights the ideas gleaned from the contributions of international experts.
Thinking Skills and Problem-Solving - An Inclusive Approach, Paperback (January 2004)» View all books by Belle Wallace
Helping teachers discover and develop the full range of their pupils' abilities, this title includes a framework for the teaching of thinking and problem-solving skills, activities that can be included into the lesson plan and how to identify and help gifted pupils.
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Author Biography - Belle Wallace
Belle Wallace currently works on a consultative basis to local education authorities and as an in-service educator for the development of problem-solving and thinking skills and in the field of gifted and very able children. Richard Bentley was until recently Principal Inspector for Worcestershire with particular responsibility for curriculum, more able pupils and middle schools. He now works as a part-time consultant.
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