- Subject index
Five sections cover education policy, professional skills, theory, practice and reflection. The authors provide teaching ideas that work, and that will help trainee teachers to improve their grades and lesson observation profiles. There is a clear explanation of the theoretical underpinning that must be grasped in order to pass written assignments, and Masters level debates are addressed throughout the book, with a dedicated chapter exploring academic themes and issues.
Chapter 17: Teaching Thinking Skills: Examination, Evaluation and Differentiation
Teaching Thinking Skills: Examination, Evaluation and Differentiation
What is Thinking?
While being highly contested and often ambiguous, much of the literature on ‘thinking’ suggests:[Page 241]
- it is a cognitive process – something to do with the ‘mind’;
- it is possible to improve thinking by practising it – thus, it is a ‘skill’ rather than an ‘ability’;
- the need for stretching and challenging lessons and activities for the development ...