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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.

17-minute watch

Ian Gilbert Edumate Interview

An interview with Ian Gilbert and those nice people at Edumate with ideas for developing independent thinkers in all classrooms.

30-minute watch

How Do I Know What I Think Until I hear What I Say?

We like the look of this new app designed to get children talking more and, as a result, thinking better.

Four-minute read

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.

Ten-minute read

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.

Three-minute read

Thunks on the Business of Learning

Ian Gilbert was recently asked to put together some Thunks linked to schools and schooling. Here are his 31 Thunks on the business of learning.

Three-minute read

Don’t Just Learn There, Think Something!

An article on thinking, learning and not just being logical by the man behind the Thunks phenomenon and Independent Thinking founder, Ian Gilbert.

Five-minute read

Making Children Learn vs Making Children Learners

Independent Thinking Founder Ian Gilbert gets off his chest what has been bugging him about the latest 'This is how we learn' practice with the help of design evangelist Chase Buckley.

Five-minute read

Ian Gilbert on Entrepreneurship and Thinking Skills

A presentation by Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert on entrepreneurship, thinking and schools to an audience that included the King of Spain.

90-minute watch

Provocations I

When asked to write some education-themed provocations we rose to the challenge as you might expect. What would your answers be? Feel free to use any of these 34 questions for interviews, INSET or just to start a fight in the staffroom.

Three-minute read

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