Thinker Tools

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Thinker Tools Contents

kit 1 contains:
• Y chart • X chart • LDC • BAR • Mind Maps • BROW • SCRAM • ARC • A&R

How to use the tools:
Thinking tools are strategies which students can use to develop ideas within the learning context.
Thinking is developed by-

~ focusing visually on an issue
~ organising ideas and information
~ seeing the ‘big picture’
~ making new connections
~ analysing situations
~ developing new thinking skills
~ producing possible solutions
~ explaining relationships between ideas
~ creating new ideas and products

Thinking tools are not new. With the advent of so many strategies that guide thinking it is necessary to selectively pinpoint tools that are appropriate for the Primary classroom. The selected tools in kit 1 and 2 are tools that are easy to implement and have a great deal of impact on student thinking when working alone and in a group.

Kit 1 contains 9 thinking tools. The tools can be introduced to a small group of students or as a whole class. Print each tool on the same colour paper, eg: A&R chart on green, this allows the teacher to guide the class or group in the successful implementation of the tool. On the reverse of each card there is a clear description of what the tool is, the skills used and an example of how to use the tool in context. Once the students have been introduced to each of the tools they can be used in any learning context; Mathematics, Literacy, Science, HSIE, ART, classroom discussions etc,

Kit 2 includes a further 9 thinking tools: SOWC, VENN, TREC, WINCE, PSDR, TAP, Rake, W chart, Concept Map
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