Activating children's thinking skills (ACTS): the effects of an infusion approach to teaching thinking in primary schools.

@article{Dewey2009ActivatingCT,
  title={Activating children's thinking skills (ACTS): the effects of an infusion approach to teaching thinking in primary schools.},
  author={Jessica Lucy Dewey and Janet Bento},
  journal={The British journal of educational psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={79 Pt 2},
  pages={329-51}
}
BACKGROUND Recent interest in the teaching of thinking skills within education has led to an increase in thinking skills packages available to schools. However many of these are not based on scientific evaluation (DfEE, 1999). This paper endeavours to examine the effectiveness of one approach, that of infusion, to teaching thinking. AIMS To investigate the impact of an infusion methodology, activating children's thinking skills (ACTS), on the cognitive, social, and emotional development of… CONTINUE READING

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