Thinking for Learning

Thinking for Learning

Paperback Accelerated Learning

By (author) Mel Rockett, By (author) Simon Percival, Volume editor Janice Baiton, Volume editor Alistair Smith, Illustrated by Trevor Bounford


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  • Publisher: Network Educational Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 218 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 290mm x 20mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Stafford
  • ISBN 10: 1855390965
  • ISBN 13: 9781855390966
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,128,354

Product description

"Thinking for Learning" looks at the place of different thinking skills approaches in delivering a 21st-century education. It is a practical book held together by an extensive range of detailed case studies. The authors have skilfully collected the arguments for and against a thinking skills approach, described the different ways of enhancing thinking and shown what is possible in the classroom. If you have begun, or are about to begin, developing a thinking for learning approach in your school, then this book should help you on your journey. Included in the book: how to select a thinking for learning approach; guidance on staff development; effective design of activities; whole school approaches; the pros and cons of what is available; the best questioning techniques; sample schemes of work; implementation of the NC Thinking Skills; assessment for learning; the best books, resources and websites; and embedding thinking.

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Author information

Mel Rockett is a senior adviser with Northumberland LEA where he has worked with groups of teachers and staff from the University of Newcastle in developing Thinking Skills strategies for use in the classroom in all phases of education. Mel taught in both primary and secondary schools for 20 years. He developed a strong interest in how pupils learn during this time. He was seconded from his school in North Yorkshire to co-ordinate the Yorkshire and Humberside Flexible Learning project before moving to Northumberland. Simon Percival is a writer and a trainer in Accelerated Learning. His own teaching experience encompasses secondary, sixth form, TEFL and prison education, all of which he draws upon in his training days. He is a frequent visitor to UK schools, where he chronicles the application of Accelerated Learning throughout the country. Simon is currently working on a series of books for children that utilises Accelerated Learning and Thinking Skills to assist cross-curricular education.

Table of contents

Preface to the first edition Foreword by Alistair Smith Acknowledgements Chapter 1 - Thinking Chapter 2 - Thinking pupils Chapter 3 - Thinking teachers Chapter 4 - Thinking schools Chapter 5 - Thinking about change Appendix A - Tuckswood First School Appendix B - Allendale First School Appendix C - Byrness First School Appendix D - Kinsale Avenue First School Appendix E - Hempnall School Appendix F - St Benet Biscop School References Further reading and resources Top thinking websites Index