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How pupils use TSPC

In Cumran pupils use Thinking skills by:


  • Having opportunities to enrich their experiences

  • Having a desire to learn independently and with others

  • Taking responsibility for and ownership of their own learning

  • Learning in a variety of ways and styles

  • Learning in a highly structured and purposeful environment


  • Experiencing the celebration of their learning, thinking and achievement

Strategies to use and develop TSPC

To use group roles to complete collaborative activities in class, which change as children progress through the different key stages.
Pupils will work in mixed skilled groups to enable them to use TSPC most effectively in different lessons.
Use of ‘How will I best think and learn today board
Thinking time board
Washing line of TSPC words
Stuck board
Use of Think-pair-share
Use of sevens strategies

Setting open-ended challenges
Making thinking important
Effective Questioning
Making thinking explicit
Enabling collaborative learning
Promoting independent learning
Making connections