'Within this book you'll find lots of information, ideas and approaches to help you develop your students' thinking skills. As with all my books, my aim here is to give you practical strategies for developing these skills, ones that you can actually put directly into use in your classroom. As well as offering you suggestions for exercises and activities, I also cover the organizational aspects of teaching thinking in a classroom setting. The advice that I give will be applicable to teachers' right across the primary and secondary spectrum, and for those who are working in all different areas of the curriculum.' - Sue Cowley. The new edition of the best-selling book contains a brand new chapter which features the best readers' suggestions on Getting the Buggers to Think.
Sue Cowley is the author of a number of best-selling education and parenting books. She writes regularly for several teaching publications, including the TES and Junior Education. She has taught students at both primary and secondary level, in the UK and overseas. She now works as an educational writer, trainer and presenter.
1. Thinking: an overview; 2. Thinking: Concentration, behaviour and learning; 3. Planning and teaching thinking; 4. Structuring thinking; 5. Memory; 6. Critical thinking; 7. Creative thinking; 8. Thinking and ideas; 9. Thinking activities from my readers; 10. A final thought; Index.