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Deep thinking briefing

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Deep thinking briefing

  1. 1. “You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in yourbed and believe whatever you want to believe.”1“You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland,and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”@the_tank @REChanning
  2. 2. What are the kinds of deepthinking?About how pupils arelearningAbout whatpupils arelearningEncourages themto evaluate theirown progressAssessment forLearningEncourages themto refuse to takelearning at facevalue
  3. 3. What are the kinds of deepthinking?About whatpupils arelearningEncourages themto refuse to takelearning at facevalue
  4. 4. A perfect circle
  5. 5. A perfect circle
  6. 6. A perfect circle
  7. 7. A stimulus can be anything
  8. 8. Initial reactionsThemes?Turn these intoquestions
  9. 9. Best-guesses9
  10. 10. Question rotation10
  11. 11. Lego piecesStops the same pupilsdominating thedialogueEnsures pupils maketheir point countGives them a visualprompt to build onideas of others
  12. 12. ScribesCan beusedthroughouta lesson, adiscussionor at theend
  13. 13. The Ask-It basket
  14. 14. The Opinion line14Works well when it ishard for pupils to cometo a decision for oneside or the otherPresents the opportunityto lean towards a certainpoint of view withoutcommitting to it
  15. 15. What are the kinds of deepthinking?About how pupils arelearningEncourages themto evaluate theirown progressAssessment forLearning
  16. 16. The Concept WallWhat makes an excellent philosophystudent?An ability to build onAn ability to build onarguments of othersarguments of othersAn ability to questionAn ability to questioneverythingeverythingA desire to learn forA desire to learn forlearninglearning’s sake’s sakeAn appreciation ofAn appreciation ofother thoughtsother thoughtsTo spot themes andTo spot themes andideasideasTo remove personalTo remove personalallegiancesallegiancesSomeone who canSomeone who canargue in an academicargue in an academicmannermannerTo refrain fromTo refrain fromdrifting into irrelevantdrifting into irrelevantpersonal anecdotespersonal anecdotes
  17. 17. Split screen objectivesWhat will we find out?To research the HinduCaste systemTo investigate howGandhi became involved inthe systemWhat will we do withthis?To assess the viability ofsuch a system in today’sworldTo examine the ethicsbehind this traditionTo evaluate whetherGandhi’s personalstruggle was worth it
  18. 18. Thought diariesUnmarkedAllows pupils to recordtheir thoughts/progressin a creative, rough way
  19. 19. The Four CsIn Philosophy -Co-operativeCriticalCreativeCaringHistory: Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation,Comparison?
  20. 20. “You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in yourbed and believe whatever you want to believe.”21“You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland,and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”@the_tank @REChanning
  21. 21. Further readingde A’Echevarria, Anne, and Patience, Ian: Teaching thinkingPocketbookHymer, Barry: Gifted and Talented Pocketbookthinkingeducation.co.uksaphere.org.ukp4c.comGinnis, Paul: The Teacher’s Toolkit22@the_tank@REChanning

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