Brian Asbury takes a tour around Thinktank, Birmingham’s recently opened showcase Millennium project, and finds its simulating approach a far cry from the dumbed-down displays of the Millennium Dome.
Thinking with our emotions
James Park argues that only classroom dialogue can achieve the aims of PSHE.
Stories for thinking
Stories stimulate thinking, and some stories stimulate it more than others. Most of the stories in this edition, are recommended by Mark Williamson, Deputy Schools Librarian, Milton Keynes School Library Service.
Ill thought out thinking skills
Is the teaching of ‘thinking skills’ a misconceived goal? Is the primacy of subject knowledge under threat? Stephen Johnson and Vivienne Baumfield disagree.
How is the teaching of thinking tackled around the world? Sagrario Salaberri Ramiro reports on how thinking skills are written into the Spanish primary curriculum.
Weighing up the arguments
Jill Swale explains how a summer school brought law and politics to life and inspired debates to rival the Houses of Parliament.
The philosophy in PSHE
Steve Williams argues that Personal Social and Health Education could benefit from some philosophical thinking.
‘What is freedom Miss?’ Karin Murris gives advice about how to discuss abstract concepts with children.