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Thinkwell eZine (issue 1) What is teaching thinking?

This eZine begins to explore the idea of teaching thinking. It raises key questions and concerns about how something as complex as thinking can be described in order to make it accessible and visible for teachers, tutors and students.

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Thinkwell eZine (2) - Teaching and Learning Thinking Skills and Dispositions

This eZine looks at the utility of teaching skills without also encouraging the disposition to use them. Finally, it concludes by offering 7 key classroom strategies that will be vital to the success of any teaching thinking programme or approach.

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Anne de A'Echevarria

Anne de A'Echevarria

Anne de A’Echevarria co-directs Thinkwell.
She has worked with many primary and secondary schools in the UK and abroad, as well as with museum clusters, local authorities, health authorities, media companies and the BBC. She regularly contributes keynotes and workshops at national conferences that draw on her practical experience helping schools to author and implement their own enquiry-based projects and curriculum frameworks. Her interest in education and creative writing gave rise to the award winning narrative-based Learning to Learn project, 'Thinking Through School', co-authored with Professor David Leat of Newcastle University. She co-authored 'Teaching Thinking Pocketbook' with Ian Patience.

Anne has an MA in Creative Writing and is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University.

 

Ian Patience

Ian Patience

Ian Patience co-directs Thinkwell.
He is a SAPERE registered trainer in Philosophy for Children, an authorised trainer in Mantle of the Expert and an accredited practitioner in Narrative Enquiry; a proven approach to organisational change. Long-standing interests in education and art have led Ian to work as a professional stained glass window maker, a community educator with the Open-University, a mosaicist, a teacher for fifteen years, a fine artist, for the last twelve years as a consultant working with teachers and students at all phases in the UK and abroad to develop better learning and teaching. Ian has a reputation for leading enjoyable, interactive professional development sessions for schools and colleges that provide practical tools for learning balanced with exploration of the values and principles that underpin their effective use.

Ian has an MA in Fine Art and Education and is a visiting fellow at Newcastle University.