Richard Nelson-Jones' analysis of self-management and decision-making is, quite simply, excellent I recommend this book very highly indeed' - "Australian Institute of Management Review " This book is for people who wish to think more effectively about their personal problems and business decisions. It shows how happiness and professional success can be achieved through effective personal decision-making. It will prove particularly useful for those in management situations - at whatever level - and those who wish to reap the personal benefits of clear thinking.
Unlocking the Creativity & Innovation in You and Your Team
Author: Paul Sloane
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
With a lively and energetic approach, this highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter will teach you dynamic, up-to-date techniques to unleash the creative energies of your people and show you how to put the techniques to work immediately. You can use lateral thinking to turn your organization around. This book describes how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. The book is packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises you can put to work today.
Preschoolers will build critical thinking skills and logic through problem-solving exercises, including Hidden Pictures(R) puzzles, mazes, and more, all in an affordable, travel-friendly pad format. It's no secret: kids tend to learn best when they are having fun. The ability to think and reason are important steps toward school readiness, and Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose(R) into this essential activity. Thinking Skills is a full-color, 64-page pad designed to entertain kids and boost their confidence.
At last! A book that reveals what thinking looks like. Think you can't see someone's thinking? Think again! This book reveals what happens when the normally private, hidden and undefined act of thinking is transformed into one that is public, available and explicit. Thinking Skills and Eye Q is the world's first lexicon of visual tools - once tooled up, you can transform teaching and learning in your classroom. Thinking Skills and Eye Cue is a breakthrough in thinking. Ironically, there has been lots of fuzzy thinking about thinking skills. Caviglioli, Harris and Tindall, though, are very clear about what thinking is. In this book, they link thinking skills with visual tools and the genres that pupils encounter in every lesson. The book provides a theory of learning that oozes practicality, common sense and relevance at all Key Stages. Thinking Skills and Eye Q is a smart tool kit, for transforming teaching and learning. This book shows how to use 40 different visual tools to: infuse the teaching of the five National Curriculum Thinking Skills into subject teaching develop writing skills in all six genres show pupils how to be independent and creative thinkers and learners make speaking and listening, questioning and responding an integral part of all lessons raise IQ
If you are embarking on a university criminology, policing or other law enforcement professional degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life. Critical Thinking Skills for your Policing Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of: the nature of critical thinking, and of its relevance and importance in HE how to adopt a critical approach to all aspects of your policing studies the importance of active, critical reading, and how it allows you an efficient, principled, effective assessment of the literature in your field the need to adopt a critical approach to writing, characterised by analytical and evaluative use of sources and the development of your own ‘voice’.
"A series of three books, designed to provide opportunities for students to practise the six thinking skills of Bloom's revised taxonomy - remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating and creating - across areas of English, maths, science, SOSE, PE/health and values and the arts." -- Foreword.
This book presents a practical framework for the teaching of thinking skills and problem-solving with children across Key Stages 2 and 3. Using examples of topics from the National Curriculum, teachers are presented with classroom techniques and activities, which systematically develop these skills. While accommodating the needs of all learners, the book caters for the need to differentiate learning activities to extend the more able learners. Included are suggested activities for developing thinking and problem-solving skills relating to the National Numeracy Curriculum, the National Literacy Strategy and the National Science Curriculum. The book also includes activities to support the development of thinking and problem-solving skills in information communication technology (ICT), models of successful practice, and photocopiable activities. The skills and strategies suggested all derive from real classrooms and teachers and as such are practical and useful. There is clear guidance on adopting certain teaching techniques, lesson planning and organization. This book will be useful for teachers and headteachers working at Key Stages 2 and 3, all SENCOs and Advisory Teachers.
Critical Thinking Skills for your Education Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of: the nature of critical thinking, and its relevance and importance in HE how to adopt a critical approach to all aspects of your studies within education the importance of active, critical reading, and how it allows you an efficient, principled, effective assessment of the literature in your field the need to adopt a critical approach to writing, characterised by analytical and evaluative use of sources and the development of your own ‘voice’ If you are embarking on a university education or teaching degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and strategies you need to achieve your goals. They provide support in all areas important for university study, including institutional and disciplinary policy and practice, self-management, and research and communication. Tasks and activities are designed to foster aspects of learning which are valued in higher education, including learner autonomy and critical thinking, and to guide you towards reflective practice in your study and work life.
Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students’ understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance. Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children ‘learn how to learn’. Areas include:- Building problem solving confidence Thinking and problem solving in literacy Thinking and Problem solving in science Problem solving in philosophy Emotional resourcefulness and life skills Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3.
This book, written by an Oxford tutor and writer, covers all aspects of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), including problem-solving, critical thinking, and the writing task. It should also prove useful for other aptitude tests such as the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The TSA is an admission test for an increasing number of courses at an increasing number of universities, including and originally Oxford and Cambridge. The emphasis of the TSA is very much on thinking skills, and the amount of knowledge required is minimal. This means that the best way to prepare is to develop your thinking skills by working through a large number of TSA-style questions, and the bulk of this book consists of three full-length mock papers, each followed by detailed explanations of the answers. You should look upon the TSA not only as a means to stand out from your competition, but also, and indeed mostly, as an opportunity to hone your thinking skills, which are going to be far more important to your future impact and wellbeing than any facts that you could ever learn. As BF Skinner once put it, "e;Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten."e;
Explicit instruction in thinking skills must be a priority goal of all teachers. In this book, the author presents a framework of the five Rs: Relevancy, Richness, Relatedness, Rigor, and Recursiveness. The framework serves to illuminate instruction in critical and creative thinking skills for K-12 teachers across content areas. Each chapter treats one category of thinking skills. A chapter begins with a brief anecdote that illustrates the category, then discusses the skill, presents relevant life questions, and concludes by examining chosen strategies for the three thinking levels.
Thinking critically is an essential skill, both for students and for the modern, evidence-based, healthcare practitioner. You need to be able to find, understand and evaluate the evidence that underpins your assignments, clinical decision making and practice. The good news is that you use all of these skills in everyday life. You don’t believe every advert you see or respond to every spam email. It’s just a question of taking these critical skills and having the confidence to apply them to your academic work. This book will help you do just that. It will enable you to: - recognise your existing ability to be a critical thinker - spot logical flaws and inconsistencies in arguments - consider health issues from multiple perspectives, weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of a case - build a convincing argument in assessments - develop a range of critical skills for successful study and healthcare practice. Critical Thinking Skills for Healthcare is an essential resource for all health professionals in training.