Using Science to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 1

Author: Max De Bóo
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781843121503
Format: PDF
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This work presents a series of practical activities designed to help teachers build an effective science curriculum for more able children. Activities range from short discussion topics and problems to solve, to whole-day masterclasses.

Gifted and Talented Education from A Z

Author: Buttriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134022700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This quick reference guide contains comprehensive listings and definitions of common terms in able, gifted and talented education, as well as other aspects that you might need to learn about, find or use – all in a teacher-friendly format. It includes: clear and concise definitions that translate jargon into plain English a 'who's who' guide of gifted and talented education explaining the contribution of major experts and theorists alphabetical listings of organisations, resources, suppliers and websites full cross-referencing so you can find your answers quickly.

Using and Applying Mathematics at Key Stage 2

Author: Elaine Sellars
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134155778
Format: PDF, Docs
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All pupils - able children included - need to be taught strategies to enable their thinking skills to progress. They also need help with developing different approaches to problem solving. A sustained piece of work that requires perseverance, logical strategies, and refinement of method and extension of the original task is not the same as a straightforward quick-fix type problem. Both types of problem solving need to be taught. This book presents a series of activities that can be used with whole classes to provide a curriculum for the teaching of problem solving and the development of thinking skills. Each tried and tested investigation is clearly explained with ideas on how to introduce the task to a class, full solutions and resource sheets. Activities include prisoners: a fun way of generating square numbers; handshakes: exploring arithmetic progressions; T-shape: an activity to lead pupils from numerical calculations to algebraic generalizations; frogs: encouraging systematic working and listing; and opposite corners: an advanced piece of work for independent learners.

Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Early Years

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136606750
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book helps teachers incorporate problem-solving and thinking skills into the National Curriculum at the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 1, in line with QCA and DfES recommendations. It presents a range of activities for children aged 4-7 years, all of which have been tried and tested in classrooms. The ideas are cross-referenced with the Learning Objectives of the National Curriculum, and are enhanced with samples of children's work. It provides sections on the core subjects of literacy, numeracy and science, and ideas for project work across the curriculum. This book is aimed at teachers at the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 1. Teacher trainers, student teachers, teaching assistants, parents and all those working in early years settings will find it equally useful.

Using History to Develop Thinking Skills at Key Stage 2

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1853469289
Format: PDF
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This practical resource book presents ways in which teachers can help to develop their children's history topics. The book contains classroom-based activities which have been trialled and evaluated by teachers and children. Most importantly, the contributors also show how the skills developed through rigorous historical investigations can be used across all areas of the curriculum.

Teaching Thinking Skills Across the Primary Curriculum

Author: Belle Wallace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113660667X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Really Raising Standards

Author: Philip Adey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134853688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Written by experienced teachers and educational researchers Phillip Adey and Michael Shayer, Really Raising Standards analyses attempts to teach children to think more effectively and efficiently. Their practical advice on how to improve children's performance by the application of the findings of the CASE research project will radically alter the approach of many professional teachers and student teachers as to the education of children in schools. An important contribution to the application of psychological theory in education.

Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135372985
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gifted pupils who also have special needs often receive provision for the special need whilst the giftedness is overlooked. Children with such double exceptionality can become depressed, frustrated and misbehave, and may not fulfil their potential. Based on international research and practice, this practical text enables the reader to identify highly able pupils with special needs, such as ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Downs Syndrome, and then make provision for them within the mainstream school. The book offers three emerging themes: creating a positive, constructive and supportive learning environment; offering a cognitively challenging curriculum; and engaging the learners in partnership to understand and manage their learning support. Whilst aimed mainly at teachers and students at both primary and secondary levels, this book should also be of interest to educators, researchers and educational psychologists.