This book presents a practical and universal framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving across the primary curriculum, using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, classroom techniques, and tried-and-tested activities which systematically develop pupils' thinking and problem-solving skills. While accommodating the need of all learners to develop effective thinking skills, the book also caters to the need to differentiate learning activities to extend the more able learners. Written by a team of teachers who recognize the day-to-day problems that face their colleagues in the classroom, this accessible, jargon-free book will be welcomed by teachers, SENCOs and ABCOs alike.
Belle Wallace is a consultant and in-service educator in the field of gifted and very able children.
'The authors have succeeded in compiling an excellent guide, relevant not only to teachers, teacher trainers, teaching assistants, student teachers and parents of Key Stage 1 children, but one which offers principles which can (and should) be applied across all education phases and subjects.' - Gifted Education International