Problems, questions and creativity
Jennifer Piggott explains how teachers can nurture students’ creativity in mathematics by treating problems as invitations to enquiry.
Can you be creative in maths?
Liz Pumfrey and Charlie Gilderdale set out the conditions for maths to be considered a creative subject.
Thinking about the ‘How’
Steve Padget explains why LogoVisual Thinking Kits offer a dynamic medium of thought in English at Key Stage 3
Thinking maps in action
Bob Burden and Judy Silver visit a primary school in Hampshire that has taken on Thinking Maps in a big way
Oliver Caviglioli continues his column on visual tools with a diagram to stimulate creativity
Frameworks for arguments
John Waters and Daniel Meredith introduce tools to sharpen pupils’ thinking in secondary schools
Homework and standards
John Waters considers how homework assignments could become more valuable and less time consuming for teachers and students
A Review of The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Summarization in Any Subject: 50 techniques to improve Student learning, Developing a Thinking Classroom, Understanding by Design and Teaching With Rich Concepts
Thinking School Programme
Many schools teach thinking skills in some form or another. However, an increasing number are taking a more coherent whole–school approach and recognising that a change in culture will bring far greater rewards.