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LEARN TO THINK, THINK TO LEARN
The Learn to Think, Think to Learn programme aims to develop students into life-long learners by increasing student engagement and deepening understanding of subject content through equipping them with critical and inventive thinking skills.
Think is central to learning. When we think, we observe, build explanations, reason with evidence, make connections, consider different viewpoints, get to the heart of issues, uncover complexity and ask questions. When students are able to do these thinking moves routinely and skilfully, they can then engage more deeply with subject matter and achieve deeper understanding.
Towards that end, teachers make use of various thinking routines to promote and surface students’ thinking. Through listening, questioning and documenting students’ learning, their thinking is made visible to allow for examining and improving.
Bit by bit, lesson after lesson, we help our students learn to think, so that they can think to learn.
A student stepping inside Mona Lisa during
an Art lesson to gain a better understanding
of the painting
A student’s written record on exploring ideas in a music lesson through the
use of the Chalk Talk routine
|A student’s understanding of different characters’ points of view within a Chinese narrative|
A written record of a group activity where students attempted to prove a Maths claim by providing logical and evidence-based
|Students as a class working through a dilemma by considering of opposing stances, using the Tug of War routine||
Students consolidating their
learning in a writing lesson by considering what has changed in their thinking