Teaching Thinking

5 One of the chief benefits of using story as a stimulus for thinking in the classroom is that a good story arouses the interest and involvement of the child. For Whitehead6 this was an essential first stage in what he argued should be ...

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847061492

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Ahighly successful guide to encourage classroomdiscussion fordeveloping children's thinking, learning and literacy skills containsmaterial on the latest trends in teaching thinking, including dialogic teaching, creativity and personalized learning. This sourcebook of ideas is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop children's minds, to build their self-esteem or to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.

Unlocking Literacy

Stories. for. Thinking. and. the. Literacy. Hour. The teacher demonstrates reading strategies with a shared text. The class reads the text together and discusses ideas and textual features, engaging in a high level of interaction with ...

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135056506

Category: Education

Page: 240

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An edited collection describing key issues in supporting literacy development, this book helps to 'unlock' the mysteries behind helping children learn to read, write, speak and listen. It explores ways to help children develop their skills in literacy, thinking and learning, and shows how literacy teaching can be used creatively and imaginatively with children of all ages and abilities. The new edition of this well-known text: reflects the importance of creativity and the new Primary Strategy offers approaches to teaching literacy that accord with and beyond the literacy hour includes coverage of the Foundation Stage curriculum in every chapter covers the inclusion agenda and supporting EAL pupils highlights the importance of popular culture and visual literacy in children's lives. Interweaving pedagogy with theory and practical suggestions, this book is firmly based in classroom and academic research to support both trainee and practising teacher in the realities of teaching and learning in literacy.

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

5 For the story 'Mercury and the Axe' and further questions and suggestions on ways of using the story to create a community of enquiry, see Fisher, R. (1999) First Stories for Thinking, Nash Pollock, p. 45 and other books in the ...

Author: Deborah Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351868754

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Spoken Language is a key component of the primary national curriculum and is fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop talk in its own right and also use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice. In the past, Initial Teacher Education and CPD have focused on literacy (reading and writing) to the detriment of speaking and listening. However, research strongly supports talk as fundamental to learning and teaching. It has also been identified as an area where teachers feel less confident. This fully updated third edition of Unlocking Speaking and Listening tackles key issues surrounding spoken language with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research, providing education professionals with clear, practical strategies for engaging in purposeful talk, while also celebrating children’s implicit understanding and love of the spoken word. Drawing on recent classroom research, Unlocking Speaking and Listening considers what children and teachers need to know in order to develop as effective speakers and listeners. The book addresses: Planning and assessing talk Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Developing talk in Science and Mathematics Special educational needs Using technology to enhance children’s communication Two new chapters on the importance of talk to underpin children’s reading development are also included. With contributions from experts in the field, this vital and fully updated resource will help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

The novels provide a model of philosophical enquiry, in that they involve fictional children engaging in argument, debate, discussion and exploratory thinking. Stories for thinking Many resources have been developed in recent years to ...

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134241613

Category: Education

Page: 506

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This comprehensive new textbook provides valuable support to student teachers on primary ITT, BEd and PGCE courses. It provides a sound and practical introduction to the teaching skills as well as the underlying theory. Written by experts in primary school teaching, the book is divided into twenty-three sections and covers: becoming a teacher exploring the nature of learning planning for learning approaches to the curriculum recent developments in primary education diversity and inclusion assessment partnership in practice your professional development. Each chapter contains a brief introduction to the key concepts, issues and skills, and provides learning activities in the form of tasks. Annotated lists of further reading are included for students who want to explore topics in more detail. This major textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on BA (QTS), BEd and PGCE courses, as well as those on flexible PGCE courses, those on Graduate Registered Training courses, and those studying Education Studies.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

In a typical Stories for Thinking lesson, the teacher shares a 'thinking story' with the class. They have 'thinking time', when they are asked to think about anything in the story that they thought was strange, interesting or puzzling.

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800125

Category: Education

Page: 652

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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

For more on his 'Thinking Together' approach, see www.thinkingtogether.orguk 8. For other descriptions of the stages of a P4C lesson, see Cleghorn (2002), Haynes (2002) and Robert Fisher's Stories for Thinking series. 9.

Author: Pam Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781843123927

Category: Education

Page: 164

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The teaching of speaking and listening has again been identified as central to children's learning and literacy development, yet it is an area in which teachers have little confidence. This book aims to address a recognized need by tackling key issues surrounding speaking and listening with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research. The contributors offer practical advice on teaching speaking and listening creatively from the Foundation Stage through Key Stages One and Two. It also covers significant inter-related areas: drama and storytelling ICT EAL gifted and talented pupils SEN. Written by expert contributors from Brunel University, this book is a vital resource to help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

Unlocking Speaking and Listening

For more onhis 'Thinking Together' approach, see www.thinkingtogether.org.uk. 8 Forother descriptions ofthe stagesofaP4Clesson, see Haynes (2008) and Robert Fisher's 'Stories for Thinking'series. 9See Trickey (2010), available at: ...

Author: Pamela Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136625398

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Speaking and listening are key elements of the primary English National Curriculum; they are also fundamental to children’s language development and learning. The need for teachers to develop children’s talk in its own right and also to use talk as a means of learning is central to effective primary practice, yet it is an area in which teachers often have little confidence. Now in a fully revised and updated edition, Unlocking Speaking and Listening aims to address a recognised need by tackling key issues surrounding speaking and listening with rigour, depth and a strong focus on research. The contributors offer creative and practical advice on teaching speaking and listening from the early years through Key Stages 1 and 2, underpinned by theory into the approach. Significant, interrelated and areas covered include: Drama and storytelling Working with EAL children Gifted and talented pupils Special educational needs Using ICT. With contributions from experts in the field, this book is a vital resource to help both trainee and practising primary teachers understand and promote the importance of speaking and listening as an effective tool for learning across the primary curriculum.

The Strategic Use of Stories in Organizational Communication and Learning

This principle of reflective thinking through stories can be applied in a much deeper way than humor or clever twists of words. Stories are mirrors we can use to bounce the light of our thoughts into totally new directions.

Author: Terrence L. Gargiulo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317454434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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Designed for students and practitioners in the fields of organizational behavior and human resource training and development, this groundbreaking book presents a cutting edge approach to improving organizational communication. Drawing on his extensive experience as an organizational development consultant and group process facilitator, Terrence Gargiulo shows how the use of storytelling is the key to effective communication and learning.

Using Story

Ellis, C. and Bochner, A. (1992), 'Telling and performing personal stories', in C. Ellis and M. Flaherty (eds) Investigating Subjectivity, ... Fisher, R. (n.d.), 'Stories for thinking', http://www.teachingthinking.net (accessed Nov.

Author: Jennifer A. Moon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136943218

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Story is everywhere in human lives and cultures and it features strongly in the processes of teaching and learning. Story can be called narrative, case study, critical incident, life history, anecdote, scenario, illustration or example, creative writing, storytelling; it is a unit of communication, it is in the products of the media industries, in therapy and in our daily acts of reflecting. Stories are 'told' in many ways - they are spoken, written, filmed, mimed or acted, presented as cartoons and in new media formats and through all these, they are associated with both teaching and learning processes but in different ways and at different levels. As a result of growing interest and simultaneous confusion about story, it is timely to untangle the various meanings of story so that we can draw out and extend its value and use. Using Story aims to clarify what we mean by story, to seek out where story occurs in education and life and to explore the processes by which we learn from story. In this way the book intends to ‘bring story into the open’ and improve its use. Building on her wealth of experience in the field, Jenny Moon explores the theory of story and demonstrates both its current uses and new ways in which to enrich and enliven teaching, learning and research processes. Ideal for anyone involved in education, personal or professional development or with a more general interest in story, the book begins by considering the range of what is meant by story, and then considers the theory behind the meanings. In the large final part of the book, Jenny provides a rich patchwork of different uses of story in education that cut across forms of story, story activities, disciplines and applications all of which will aid the use of story.

The Primary English Encyclopedia

Teachers would of course need to have some support in learning how to develop children's thinking skills. Feedback has been positive from both teachers and children who have put into practice programmes like 'Stories for Thinking'.

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415451031

Category: Education

Page: 396

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A comprehensive reference book explaining key concepts, ideas and current requirements in primary English, this encyclopedia has been revised for the third edition to take into account the new Primary National Strategy. It contains over 600 entries.