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This page archived August 2008
Want to know more about Thinking Skills ? Go HERE. They developed out of the work of David Leat and others.
For a set of THINKING SKILLS pages, go to GEOWORLD which has some details of most of the contents of the 2 Thinking Skills books by David Leat and others.
The books themselves are published by CHRIS KINGTON PUBLISHING.
Get hold of these books to get the full picture. There is also the GA Gold Award winning "Re-Presenting Geography" by Liz Taylor, which comes recommended.
Click to see a larger image of the book cover - if you want to...
They are published by the rather excellent CHRIS KINGTON PUBLISHING
This section of the SLN Geography website has now been substantially enlarged and has some fab resources on it...
TOM WILSON's page has some references to books which are relevant to Thinking Skills work, and some of them work as hyperlinks to be able to order the resources if you don't already have them.
Some THINKING SKILLS materials (HIGHER ORDER too) at the NORTHERN GRID site. Has some materials on River Regeneration projects.
Also visit the striking design of the THINKING CLASSROOM. Thanks to Mike Fleetham for contacting me (July 2004) and updating the link to this site. He has also told me that there is a FREE monthly resource available from the site to assist you with your thinking skills if you sign up for the newsletter. There are lots of ideas for creating what Mike calls a 'THINKING CLASSROOM' and lots of resources in a 'THINKING TOOLBOX'. Worth checking out to see what's available. A books is also available on the 'Thinking Classroom'. Please head over there and take a look - tell them GeographyPages sent you !
There's also a growing range of resources produced at the excellent site of Northern Ireland's SLEMISH COLLEGE - for example some YEAR 10 RESOURCES including POWERPOINTS on Mount Etna, Soil Erosion in Nepal and Global Warming, plus a Thinking Skills Activity on ECO-TOURISM. Recommended.
A HOLIDAYS 'most likely to' which I use is HERE
Some very good THINKING SKILLS posters produced by Buckinghamshire folk by clicking here: http://www.bucksgfl.org.uk/resources/mod/resource/view.php?id=2592
Information on early 2005 INSET attended on the idea of THINKING TOGETHER IN GEOGRAPHY related to a new book by Badger Publishing.
CONFERENCE SESSION WITH DAVID LEAT: June 2004, Norwich
At the Norfolk Secondary Geography conference in June 2004, delegates to the conference were privileged to have the chance to attend a session run by one of the more influential members of the educational community.... but enough about the ICT workshop I ran...
David Leat ran 2 sessions: one for all delegates, and one for a smaller group in the afternoon.
He went through the benefits of the THINKING SKILLS approach (heuristics) and the importance of having a dry bicycle.
We went through an exercise in the afternoon looking at Higher Level Thinking Skills relating to footpath erosion in a National Park.
It was great to have the time to work through the thought processes behind the Thinking Skills model, and to see some of the benefits of using this. As with all tools it needs to be used sparingly, to avoid the risk of 'death by card sort'...
Been checking some of these out recently...
Some resources to come on these when I get a moment - and there are some new ones in the series too.
Why not go to the BOOKSHOP and buy them
GA CONFERENCE 2007
Gary Dawson presented a session at the GA Conference as one of the Secondary Phase Committee workshops. He introduced an interesting hybrid: the MYSTERY MOVIE: a combination of a Mystery and a Movie, and provided an example, and a scaffolded writing frame.
A nice idea...
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