The ThinkWise programme provides opportunities for children to develop thinking skills through different learning experiences:

  • Learning from Each Other
  • Learning through Exploration
  • Learning through Art
  • Learning through Nature
  • Learning from the Real World
  • Learning from the Wider World
  • Learning through Investigation
  • Learning through  Games

The comprehensive Programme Pack consists of:

Guides and Journals

Theory and Practice Guide

The Theory and Practice Guide contains the pedagogical and theoretical research that guided the development of the programme. It also provides strategies and practical tips enabling teachers to effectively implement the programme.

  • basic strategies to support the facilitation of learning including questioning and modelling
  • supportive ideas to create the right physical and emotional environment to promote learning
  • guidance relating to documenting the learning process and child assessment
  • guidance relating to parental engagement and involvement in the programme

Teacher Reflective Journal

Teachers use the journal to reflect on their own learning and to record ideas and insights during the course of the programme implementation. This document can also be submitted for teacher accreditation at the end of the course.

Curriculum Guide

Contains 50 daily lesson plans with exciting activities to introduce the 10 thinking structures. These also include extension activities and suggestions on how to document learning.

The Curriculum Guide provides:

  • 10 Learning to Think – Thinking to Learn Strategies to use in class
  • fifty 15-20 minute activities – 5 for each strategy which are supported by resources that can be found in your toolkit
  • extension activities to support the application of learning through independent learning or adult-guided play
  • teaching tips to help you deliver the programme successfully
  • activities enabling students to document their learning

ThinkWise Learning Journal

Individual learning journals provide space for student activities, as well as an opportunity for teachers to document student learning.

Resource Kits

The Little People character puppets

Poster book


Feely bag

Bean bag



Sticker chart

Story book

Music track (online)

Question Dice template

Thinking Cap templates

Online Professional Development and Support

Training Session

Introductory training session from ThinkWise

Online Support

Online support from a ThinkWise coach

Downloadable Resources

Additional downloadable activities and resources

Instructional Videos

Instructional videos support teacher development and implementation

ThinkWise Community

Facebook Educators Group

Sharing best practice and support fellow educators

Talks and Conferences

Sharing research findings and networking locally and internationally

Advocacy and Community Initiatives

Participating in advocacy groups and support for community outreach

As the world becomes more complex, there will be a desperate need for more creative thinkers, more critical thinkers, and more thinkers comfortable with complexity. Our Awards program is designed to reward those doing most to nurture those thinkers – and RITE Education’s ThinkWise program is an exciting, well-evidenced methodology in this space. In particular, our independent judges and Steering Committee both valued the innovative integration and adaptation of (Harvard Graduate School of Education) Project Zero’s ‘Thinking Dispositions’ framework, and the adaptability of the ThinkWise curriculum to diverse groups of learners

Mr. Jack MoranProgram Manager, Reimagine Education Awards & Conference

I am easily able to adapt and apply the comprehensive resources for my varied group of young learners.

Ms. Vanitha SamuelNew Life Community Centre, Malaysia

The programme is grounded in research and evidence of what works well in the classroom and at home, offering a perfect foundation for early learners.

Ms. Helen BarrettFounder & Director, On Route Education Consultancy, United Kingdom

Changes are visible in the way teachers facilitate other learning activities because of the strategies they use while facilitating ThinkWise.

Ms. Hannelie BerrangePrincipal, PEPPS Motheong Primary School, South Africa