How can I get my class to think for themselves? We asked Independent Thinking founder and award-winning writer Ian Gilbert what he thought and here are his three suggestions.
Questions from The Working Class
Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert was asked to deliver a webinar for an academy group recently, drawing on the work in our best-selling book The Working Class. Here are ten questions he put to the delegates that can form part of any school's discussion when it come to 'closing the gap'.
Thinking, Creativity and Paper Clips I
Ian Gilbert in the first of a two-part webinar all about thinking, learning and creativity in our brave new world.
Thinking, Creativity and Paper Clips II
Ian Gilbert in the second part of a two-part webinar he recorded for us all about thinking, learning and creativity in our brave new world. And paper clips.
Ten Lessons From The Working Class
Ten lessons from our book The Working Class, delivered by Ian Gilbert from the main stage of the 2019 SSAT conference in Birmingham.
What 8Way thinking is, where it came from and how it can be used to make even the most dismal-appearing of subject matters fascinating.
How Thunks Helped Us Survive Lockdown
Independent Thinking Associate and primary teacher Mark Creasy shares the many ways he uses Thunks and how they have been a godsend through lock down.
The IIlusion of Peacefulness
Associate and environmentalist Professor Paul Clarke reminds us not to confuse clear skies with clean skies - there are bigger battles left to fight.
So You Want to Build a New School
We were asked a while back for our thoughts about building a new school from scratch. Drawing on his experience in schools and school systems around the world, these are Ian Gilbert's 32 surprising recommendations.
In which Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert suggests that, despite earlier promises, now is indeed the time for that fanfare for the common man and woman.
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An Introduction to Thunks
Thunks are the inadvertent lovechild of Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert and a Philosophy for Children project he was involved in a million years go. Find out what they are and how to use them here.
Watching the World Like Never Before
Associate and governmental environmental and education advisor and thinker Professor Paul Clarke summarises the opportunity we have as a species given the current pandemic. But we need to stop relying on certainty.
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