Learn to Think Basic exercises in the core thinking skills for ages 6-11 pdf
Learn to Think Basic exercises in the core thinking skills for ages 6-11 pdf : Pages 98
By John Langrehr
Pupils need to be taught content to think about. They also need to be taught thinking processes which they can use to think about this content. In other words, they need to learn some good questions to ask themselves when thinking about content in different ways. ‘Metacognition’ (thinking about thinking)
empowers them, giving them a wide repertoire of useable cognitive tools. Curriculum planners assume that students learn these processes quite naturally, but research shows that this is not so. We regularly use about twenty basic or core thinking processes to connect and make sense of information. These are listed on the contents page. The exercises in this book allow pupils to practise these processes and to learn the questions that are useful to ask themselves when they use them.
The thinking processes in the book are related to organisational, analytical, critical or evaluative and creative thinking. The content covered involves mathematics, language, social studies, and science.
Each lesson in the book starts with introductory notes (the first page of the lesson) for teachers to discuss with pupils. This page also includes an example for the teacher to work through as an explanation about what is wanted in the exercise which will follow. When the thinking process is
understood, pupils can work through the items on their photocopied student worksheets.