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Jumpstart! Thinking skills and problem solving : games and activities for ages 7-14

Author: Stephen Bowkett
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Series: Jumpstart!
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students' understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you. Specifically written to help teachers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Curriculum resource
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Bowkett
ISBN: 9781138783270 1138783277 9781138783317 1138783315
OCLC Number: 894138713
Description: xix, 132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Jumpstart the problem-solving attitude --
Blocks on thinking --
The thinking ladder --
4Cs thinking --
The first snatched thought --
Letting your imagination run away with you --
Really listening --
The problem-solving process --
Describing and defining --
Mistakes are useful --
The Merlin Game --
Sowing the seed --
Decision trees --
Point of view --
Mental zoom tool --
The while game --
What if --
The power of open questions --
The learning's in the detail --
The circle game --
How did it go? --
Praise where it's due --
2. Jumpstart thinking and problem solving in literacy --
Writer as hero --
`I can't think of anything to write!' --
Bare bones writing --
Fixing problems --
Visualise! --
Sliding scale --
Are you persuaded? --
Metawriting --
Assessing writing --
3. Jumpstart thinking and problem solving in science --
Observation games --
Spotting patterns --
Categories of questions --
Assumptions --
Bias --
Scientific language in advertising --
Causes and correlations --
Defining and classifying --
Common sense --
Infoscraps --
How relevant? --
Hypothesising and inferring --
4. Jumpstart thinking and problem solving in philosophy --
How do you eat an elephant? --
The fortunately-unfortunately game --
The if-then game --
Playing with syllogisms --
Big ideas --
Crafting questions --
The enquiry process --
The right moves --
Moral dilemmas --
5. Jumpstart thinking and problem solving in emotional resourcefulness --
Core skills for emotional resourcefulness --
`As I think, so I am' --
Noticing metaphors --
It never rains but it pours --
What we think we know --
Values --
Positive purposes --
Safe haven --
What shape is that feeling? --
The world inside --
Anchors away! --
Control room --
Change the memory --
Time traveller --
Where do you stand? --
Dear diary --
Character stew --
Gathering treasures --
The wise observer --
Wisdom tales --
Ready, aim, go --
Here and now.
Series Title: Jumpstart!
Responsibility: Steve Bowkett.

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"Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students' understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance. Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children 'learn how to learn'. Areas include:-Building problem solving confidenceThinking and problem solving in literacyThinking and Problem solving in scienceProblem solving in philosophy Emotional resourcefulness and life skills Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3"--

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