The Thinking Toolset

There are 28 thinking tools in total. Some of them were never intended to be thinking tools because they were designed with other purposes in mind. They only emerged as thinking tools when looking through the thinking tools kaleidoscope. Some had to be re-embodied to describe their roles as thinking tools. The critical thinking toolkit …

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Chronosensors and learning

The brain has chronosensors responsible for gathering chronological types of information from other senses. Chronosensors are responsible for measuring the passing of time when a person progresses through an activity. They continuously obtain and interpret information of the physical position of the sun via the eyes to instil a feeling of time passed. They also …

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Spoon-feeding is not spoon-feeding

In education, spoon-feeding is understood as a teacher who feeds learners with information the teacher ‘digested’. It seems as if the ‘digesting’ takes place when the teacher prepares for the lesson and breaks it down into explainable chunks. Spoon-feeding is normally associated with talk-and-chalk, where the teacher is in front of the class explaining content, concepts, procedures …

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The potential development approach followed when empowering learners to think

I offer potential development 3-hour sessions for learners. Contact sessions take place at Xanadu, Hartbeespoort. For distant learners, I offer Skype sessions The target group is learners from grade 4 to 12. leaners must be in the same phase. Grade 4s are grouped together unless there is a brother or sister. Sessions are offered as arranged. …

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What are the differences between study/learn and Potential Development?

1. Study: Rely on the brain’s worst function, i.e. the memory. Potential Development: Rely on the brain’s best function, i.e. the ability to think.  2 Study: Memorizing is not natural, e.g. you will never find children on their own busy memorizing anything. Potential Development: Thinking is a natural process, e.g. children are forever busy thinking …

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