Tony Ryan – Thinking about Thinking
Big 5 for thinking
“thinking as an optional extra?”
learning is thinking is learning
o focus question – key question that draws everything in
o assessment tasks
o thinking strategies
strong digital literacy component
signal – hands up but talking – not listening
Paired interview – max of 3 questions
Intellectually loaded – not glib
A interviews B
How do you think?
B then interviews A
Anal – logical sequencial
2 types of time – chronos – ceros?
Developing an awareness for their thinking
What are you thinking at any moment?
What are you feeling?
Becoming self reflective and aware
“sky is blue”
say it loud in their mind
MUST BECOME AWARE
Say it five times using fingers
how did you do that?
LOTS of ways of looking at learning – no one single theory
Model your thinking – say it out loud
You model everything
“think buddies” – up to age 10. Bring a toy in (about size of hand) talk to your thinking buddy ( a physical thing – talk aloud for a start then think it – 3rd step is to remove the physical thing
become deeply aware of self talk
lazy intellectually – doesn’t think – instead use self talking
curriculum - what
pedagogy – how (4-18)
assessment – how well we have done
get kids to code your practice – have them code themselves
slopes bad slope good
brain stuff/ memory
synapes 10-15 years most important time to work on synapse - impulsing as strong as poss
get alcohol AWAY
stretch the brain
assessment tasks should be intellectually rigorous