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#BreakfastClub 17/11/16 Let’s Think! with Chris Jenkins

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Tomorrow morning, Breakfast Club will open for the half term with a practical session from Chris Jenkins (Head of English and Media) on Let’s Think.
Let’s Think is a teaching approach that has its roots in Cognitive Acceleration, first developed in the 1980′s at King’s College, London by Michael Shayer and Philip Adey. The Let’s Think approach raises the intelligence of pupils by improving their thinking processes. It is a Piagetian programme that draws on the research of Vygotsky and focuses on questioning, collaborative work, problem solving, independent learning, metacognition and challenge. Extensive research in many countries has proved that it raises attainment and progress for pupils of all abilities. Evidence from Ofsted shows Let’s Think can help schools achieve outstanding teaching and learning.
This promises to be a really interesting session on a topic that is fairly new to many of us. The session will run in En5 (English and Media Classroom) with breakfast from 7:50am and discussion from 8am.
I look forward to seeing many of you there!


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