Book reviews - Thinking Skills and Early Childhood Education; Thinking Together; Storywise: Thinking Through Stories.
Think Before You Surf
Tatiana Wilson shows how to prepare children for an information-rich future using strategies from the Literacy Hour to hone their Internet skills.
Critical Thinking and Young Offenders
Excluded, disruptive and imprisoned young people responded extremely well to a thinking skills course. Roy Van Den Brink-Budgen asks why?
Taken To TASC
The teaching of thinking and problem-solving skills in the classroom needs to be refined and extended. Belle Wallace suggests a coherent framework for its development.
IQ Testing And Thinking
Traditional IQ tests are more a reflection of school-related learning and general knowledge than complex forms of reasoning and thinking. Ken Richardson discusses their flawed nature as a guage of children’s intelligence.
Circle Of Friends
Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties can be helped to think and feel in a different way through a ‘circle of friends’. Bob Burden and Gill Taylor report on some illuminating research.
Karin Murris and Joanna Haynes present a unique resource to enhance children’s thinking.
From Clockwork To Software
Images associated with the thinking process have changed with the times.
Children Poetry And Thinking
Anthony Wilson offers some insights into serious wordplay to encourage different kinds of thinking in children’s approach to writing poetry.