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So how can I use Thinking Dice? Print E-mail

It is very easy to fall into the trap of teaching children to use who, what, where, when, how and why and feel that we have done our duty in teaching them to use questions to develop their thinking skills. A bright Year 2 child will quickly point out that ‘can’ is a question word and the flood gates will open; would, do, could and so on are all questioning words. We need a structure if we are to understand the different types of questions and the thinking they promote. The use of Thinking Dice meets this need, starting with remembering questions and moving towards the higher order questions concerned with evaluating and creating.

 

Thinking Dice has been designed to be used in a variety of different ways throughout all phases of a lesson, in order to support the learner in their development of thinking skills. On our site you will find examples of using the Thinking Dice to develop higher order thinking in the following areas.

 

  • Introduction of lessons.
  • Throughout an entire lesson.
  • Plenary and reflection of learning.
  • Managing differentiation of thinking skills.
  • Circle Time and Hot seating
  • Assessment of thinking skills (Informal teacher assessment)

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