Thinking Tools Development and Study Technique Program for Deaf Learners

Empowering Deaf Students Through The Thinking Tools Approach

In the realm of education, it is crucial to recognize and cater to the diverse needs of all learners, including those with auditory challenges. Deaf students, like their hearing peers, possess innate thinking tools that are fundamental for their educational development.

The Thinking Tools approach aims to empower Deaf students by providing tailored methods of expression and learning beyond traditional educational approaches.

Through the utilization of visual and structured representations, such as Thinking Maps, Deaf students can enhance their critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills. This inclusive approach not only bridges communication barriers but also enables

Deaf students to unlock their full potential as active and valued participants in the educational journey.

The Need To Empower Deaf Tertiary Students With Critical Thinking Skills

Sign language is one of the 12 official languages in South Africa.

There is a need to empower deaf tertiary students with critical thinking skills. Boland College, in collaboration with Marvelous Minds, is at the forefront of empowering Deaf students with these invaluable thinking skills.

Through the innovative Thinking Maps approach, this partnership aims to build bridges over communication barriers and equip Deaf students with the skills they need to read with insight, analyse information critically, and articulate their thoughts.

This will allow these students to actively participate in discussions and collaborative projects, ensuring that their voices are heard and valued.

Feedback from the students after session 2

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, the focus is shifting from mere memorization of facts to fostering a deeper understanding, knowledge creation, and problem-solving skills. In a world that celebrates diversity and inclusion, it is essential to empower every student to unlock their full potential. Deaf students, just like their hearing peers, possess innate tools, and it is crucial to enable these tools to shine. The Thinking Maps approach provides a structured and visual framework that empowers Deaf students to harness their unique potential and become co-creative learners.

Deaf students, despite their auditory challenges, have innate thinking tools that are just as potent as those of their hearing counterparts. These thinking tools encompass critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. However, to fully realize their potential, Deaf students require tailored methods of expression and learning that go beyond traditional educational approaches. This is where Thinking Maps come into play.

Thinking Maps offer a comprehensive system of visual tools that facilitate the development of thinking and communication skills. By employing visual, structured representations of thoughts, ideas, and concepts, Deaf students can more effectively engage with complex subjects and convey their own understanding.

Access The Course for FREE

This course if for free for any Deaf students and learners understanding South African Sign Language.

Step 1

WhatsApp Cas Olivier to request an enrolment key to gain access to the course: (+27)083 259 2857.

Step 2

Register on the Marvelous Minds Learning Platform

Step 3

Access the Thinking Tools Course under the Students Tab.

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