About

In a rapidly changing world where technological advances change the demands on innovation and thinking skills almost on a daily basis, the learning landscape and approaches to developing thinking in our children also has to change.

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Shortlisted for the Reimagined Education Awards (K12 Category)

The ThinkWise programme guides teachers and parents to provide both structured and spontaneous opportunities for developing critical and creative thinking skills.

 

The ThinkWise curriculum enhances communication, collaboration, creativity and the development of empathy and social skills which support the holistic development of children and acquisition of skills needed in the 21st century.

ThinkWise enables children to:

– demonstrate a willingness to learn

– demonstrate persistence

– show natural curiosity

– engage in activities that encourage the development of thinking skills

– develop an awareness of the thinking process (metacognition)

– show imagination

– develop empathy

and demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively by being able to:

– experiment and express ideas in a variety of ways

– recognise, explore and explain similarity and difference

– demonstrate reasoning

– solve problems and provide explainations

– offer answers to varied questions

– ask their own questions

– connect ideas

The ThinkWise programme guides teachers and parents to provide both structured and spontaneous opportunities for developing critical and creative thinking skills.

 

The ThinkWise curriculum enhances communication, collaboration, creativity and the development of empathy and social skills which support the holistic development of children and acquisition of skills needed in the 21st century.

ThinkWise enables children to:

– demonstrate a willingness to learn

– demonstrate persistence

– show natural curiosity

– engage in activities that encourage the development of thinking skills

– develop an awareness of the thinking process (metacognition)

– show imagination

– develop empathy

and demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively by being able to:

– experiment and express ideas in a variety of ways

– recognise, explore and explain similarity and difference

– demonstrate reasoning

– solve problems and provide explainations

– offer answers to varied questions

– ask their own questions

– connect ideas

What is ThinkWise?

Neuroscience has proven that windows of opportunity exist in young children’s brains to build the basis for neural networks that will determine thinking patterns and the effectiveness of future learning. This is why we develop ThinkWise.

 

Thinking skills can be taught and it is essential that we intervene at an early age, and equip our young children with structures that will help them to think effectively and grow their thinking skills exponentially in the future. At the same time, we know that thinking and emotions are linked, ThinkWise therefore also supports the development of social and emotional skills – which are both widely recognised as essential to future success in learning and relationships with others.

What is ThinkWise?

Neuroscience has proven that windows of opportunity exist in young children’s brains to build the basis for neural networks that will determine thinking patterns and the effectiveness of future learning. This is why we develop ThinkWise.

 

Thinking skills can be taught and it is essential that we intervene at an early age, and equip our young children with structures that will help them to think effectively and grow their thinking skills exponentially in the future. At the same time, we know that thinking and emotions are linked, ThinkWise therefore also supports the development of social and emotional skills – which are both widely recognised as essential to future success in learning and relationships with others.

ThinkWise for Teachers

Children are introduced to 10 thinking strategies through activities designed to enrich learning across curriculum. Many of the resources required for implementation are included in the resources pack, and examples of how these activities can be extended and assessed are also included.

 

Since we consider the different developmental stages of children aged 4 to 7, the programme also guides teachers on scaffolding and extending the activities to support individual learning needs.

ThinkWise for Parents

The programme provides extension activities for parents to be implemented at home. It is essential that parents and caregivers are involved and reinforce the use of the thinking strategies in different situations and environments that young people find themselves in.

ThinkWise for Parents

The programme provides extension activities for parents to be implemented at home. It is essential that parents and caregivers are involved and reinforce the use of the thinking strategies in different situations and environments that young people find themselves in.

“What a joy to visibly see the transformation from passive to active engagement, and above it all – the kids simply love it!”

“What a joy to visibly see the transformation from passive to active engagement, and above it all – the kids simply love it!”