Margaret Cooling points out important considerations for using thinking skills approaches in RE.
What is the ‘Matrix’?
Rupert Wegerif recommends the film The Matrix as a stimulus for thinking.
Thinking Together in RE
Denise Rowe describes how talk lessons help teachers and children improve RE teaching at Key Stage 1.
How do you create a thinking school? Robert Fisher reports on the Queen’s School Thinking Skills Project.
The value of Fermi Questions
Steve Williams suggests that teachers and pupils should follow in the footsteps of Enrico Fermi by asking critical and creative questions about the world around them.
The Jesus Factor
Karen Walshe argues that RE teachers and students need to think more deeply about their teaching of Jesus as a religious figure.
Skills for Life (starting with RE)
Jason Cauchi argues that tools for thinking first developed for businesses can enhance students’ thinking skills in RE.
From the Republic of Letters to the Empire of Email
Richard Anthone and Steve Williams compare eighteenth century discussion culture with a philosophical project on the Internet.
Learnings that Last
Arthur Costa argues for Habits of Mind as the engines of effective thinking.