Working in the zone
In the third article of his series on the Marxist philosopher Lev Vygotskii, Andrew Sutton continues his outline of Vygotskii’s work and questions whether modern educationalists have used and abused his insights, or simply ignored them.
Thinking It Out
Head teacher Judith Williams tells how she tackled problems of underachievement and lack of independence.
Its Good To Talk
Research which found that children had a problem talking productively with their peers led directly to the creation of a teaching talking program, Tara Lovelock and Lyn Dawes reports on a project to give children the intellectual skills to work collaboratively.
The Multiple Intelligences
In the next two articles we look at Howard Gardner’s ideas and how they are being applied in the classroom. Anna Craft begins with a review of the critical points in his theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Creating Young Inquisitors
Alan Combes teaches children how to organise an inquisition into events and issues.
Surfin All Over The World
Anthony Reybould opens a brief guide to a selection of the growing number of websites devoted to thinking skills.
Celebrate good times, come on
Sue Eagle reports on a fun day at a first school.
Rose Tinted Oranges
Rupert Wegerif asks if we can believe in metaphors.
Sense and Sensibility is an ideal text with which to introduce over 16s to a range of thinking skills strategies, Marie Butterworth reports.