Writing and Thinking
Genre theory has a dominant influence on literacy teaching in schools. Myra Barrs assesses its influence on children’s thinking and writing.
What if heaven is full?
Joanna Haynes and Karin Murris start our series of articles on questioning with a plea for greater attention to students’ questions.
Thinking Across an LEA
Robert Peers charts the work of Northumberland LEA’s Thinking for Learning unit.
Robert Fisher invites you to share his research into the use of think books for writing to learn.
Paul Dearlove uses questioning to turn an outdoor education activity into a thinking-skills session.
Researching Learning Styles
The idea that it is possible to raise attainment by teaching according to the learning styles of indivdual students is a popular one, but is it grounded in strong research evidence? A team from Newcastle University investigates.
Readers Theatre for Interpretive Summary
Steve Williams explains how Readers Theatre can help students write about literature in a creative way.
Putting the Passion into Thinking
Role play, based on carefully selected texts helps develop young children’s practical intelligence and inspires deep reflection. Margaret Mallett explores role-play in the early years.