P4C down under
Pat Kaye travels from Suffolk to Buranda School in Brisbane to witness the impact of philosophy for children on teachers and pupils.
Can teachers help pupils to think and learn for themselves? Steve Williams introduces a new video-based training package to promote curiosity, independent learning, good dialogue and thinking skills in key stages two and three.
The primary mystery challenge
Advisors Jo Armitage and Rebecca Scott Saunders report on the beneits of a project to help gifted and talented pupils in primary schools write problem-solving scenarios for their peers.
Topic work is back!
Anne Keeling reports on how the International Primary Curriculum has given some schools a new lease of life.
Art without Prescription
Veronica West investigates the possibilities for young children to discover their intentions in the process of making something rather than having the intentions prescribed by a teacher or a task.
Creating the past
Tony McConnell shows how creative and critical thinking can lourish in the process of historical interpretation.
Bonfires, roller coasters and icebergs
Analogies, similes and metaphors, when they are open to analysis, can help teachers and students to make meaning in history. Neil Thompson and Sarah Herrity investigate.
Perceptions of place
Martin Renton explains how Martin Renton explains how thinking critically about thinking critically about images can improve pupils’ understanding of the world they live in and help break down stereotypes.
Diane Swift argues that far from being narrow in scope, traditional subjects such as geography are resources for widening and informing debate about vital issues.