‘Teaching thinking’ raises key questions and concerns about how something as complex as ‘thinking’ can be described in order to make it accessible and visible for colleagues and students

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What is your wish-list for the kind of skills you would like your students to leave school with? This issue explains the QCA’s framework for Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and provides ideas on how you can apply this in practice

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When Yosuke, an African grey parrot, escaped from his cage near Tokyo, everyone thought he was lost – until he announced his name and address to the people who had found him

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Thinking about death with secondary students, and imagining flying homes with primary pupils

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These enrichment activities get pupils to think about the dangers of the internet, and ways to prevent conflict through the innovative use of animals

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These enrichment activities get pupils to consider the meaning and effects arbitrary labels.

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Developing pupils’ creative thinking skills, drawing on recent events for inspiration

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These activities encourage pupils to use their problem solving skills to tackle two very different issues.

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This week’s assembly draws on events that occurred on this day in history. Illustrating how these events have impacted on our lives, helping pupils to recognise and appreciate the significance of every day.

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A secondary enrichment activity which asks pupils to consider the ethics of economic conditions, while for primary pupils there’s a creative activity about resources

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