Thinking skills

As more and more teachers invest the time, energy, patience and persistence required to use technology with their students, many are asking themselves and each other, "So What?" Learning outcomes for their students are not measurably improved, except perhaps, in how to use the technology. This session explores some ways in which all kinds of teachers are working together to ask the hard questions and then construct a response that utilises the power of technology to develop the Multi-literacies of their students.
Do we sometimes ask students to carry out tasks for which they have not yet developed the brain capacity? Research was carried out, using the computer graphic organiser program 'Inspiration', to see if there would be any visual evidence of the written theories about executive functioning in the frontal lobe cortex of the brain starting to develop significantly at around the age of eight years.
This poster will include examples of student work from units developed collaboratively by staff in the Junior and Middle School sections of Hallett Cove School, using ICT to address some of our school priorities for 2004: Developing Student Engagement in Learning: Effective Methodologies and ICT. An integral part of this poster will be a proforma for planning, examples of how Higher Order Thinking Skills have been integrated in the learning and explanation of how ICTs were embedded in the units of work.
Although critical thinking theory can be traced back to Bloom
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