Resources

23rd May 2003 at 01:00
* The website of the Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (www.sapere.net) has details of Sapere courses as well as links to useful resources and research, and an extensive publications list.

* DfES advice on approaches to teaching thinking skills is at www.teachernet.gov.ukprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitiesnqtbehaviourman agementhigherorderthinking.

* The Case programme of cognitive intervention is at www.case-network.org, or http:www.kcl.ac.ukdepstaeducationteachingcase.html with background, research and details of how to introduce Case at your school.

* http:www.scre.ac.ukforumforum2001mcguiness.html has details of a project in Northern Ireland, and a useful summary of research by Carol McGuinness at the University of Belfast.

* The NUT publishes written reports of all its thinking skills projects.

For a full list of the titles available, and to order copies, contact the NUT's information officer, Janet Friedlander, tel: 020 7380 4713. Email: j.friedlander@nut.org.uk. The union also has an extensive resources list on its website at www.teachers.org.ukcpd http:www.teachers.org.ukcpd.

* Information about Came (Cognitive Acceleration through Maths Education), by Mundher Adhami, is available at www.kcl.ac.ukdepstaeducationteachingcame.html.

* Let's Think Through Science!, by Philip Adey, Anne Robertson, Natasha Serret, Frances Nagy and Pam Wadsworth. Teaching resource for seven to eight-year-olds (pound;70. Available at www.nfer-nelson.co.uk).

* Teaching Thinking Skills across the Primary Curriculum, edited by Belle Wallace (David Fulton, pound;16).

Thinking Tools

* www.edwdebono.com gives a complete rundown of Edward de Bono's vast range of bestselling books, games and resource packs. Some of the material - including a "six thinking hats" resource pack - is targeted at schools.

* The Buzan organisation website (www.mind-map.com) features details of a range of products, courses and publications.

Brain-based learning

* www.optimal-learning.net has lots of brain-based learning info, with details of conferences and training.

* The University of the First Age website (www.ufa.org.uk) has lots of information on brain-based learning and activities organised by the UFA.

Tel: 0121 202 2347.

* www.braingym.org is a website devoted to the use of physical exercise to promote learning.

booksgames

* The Power of Physical Intelligence, by Tony Buzan (Thorsens, pound;6.99).

* Teaching Children to Think, by Robert Fisher (Nelson Thornes, pound;15.50).

* Games for Thinking; Poems for Thinking; Stories for Thinking; Values for Thinking. All by Robert Fisher (Nash Pollock, pound;10.99 each).

* Building Learning Power, by Guy Claxton (pound;20). All-round book focused on improving learning (www.buildinglearningpower.co.uk). Tel: 0117 373 0277.

* Thinking Science (third edition), by Philip Adey, Michael Shayer and Carolyn Yates (Nelson Thornes, pound;76.50 for paper file; pound;90 for CD-Rom). Folder of activities and teacher's guide for Years 7 and 8.

For a full list of resources, see www.tes.co.uk

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