Resources related to Thinking Together
This book for primary teachers and children can be ordered here.
Professor Neil Mercer
Professor Neil Mercer's home page, which includes details of other publications and projects.
Professor Neil Mercer - Presentation 1.
Classroom talk and effective education.
Professor Neil Mercer - Presentation 2.
Naldic Conference 2004 – Thinking Together.
Concept Cartoons provide excellent resources which can stimulate exploratory talk.
The report of the Nuffield-funded Thinking Together project on teaching mathematics in the primary school.
Reflective Teaching: The development and maintenance of professional expertise.
‘'Reflective teaching conceptualises teaching as a complex and highly skilled activity, which, above all, requires classroom teachers to exercise judgement in deciding how to act. High-quality teaching, and thus pupil learning, is dependent on the existence of such professional expertise.’
The Communications Trust: encouraging the development of effective communication.
Learning and Teaching: comprehensive information on theory and practice
Literacy Trust: supporting the improvement of literacy skills.
‘We believe that the curriculum needs to provide all students with the opportunities to acquire expertise in the basics and subject disciplines as well as developing their character, skills, critical thinking and leadership.We want children to develop their thinking skills, explore the world around them and acquire a thirst for learning.’
'Students are encouraged to enjoy their education, to develop respect for others and, through assuming responsibility, to develop as reliable and mature individuals ready to take an active role in adult life.’
Quiet Child: Ways to help the 1 in 5 with ‘communication apprehension’.
Authors: authors talking about their books; resources about children’s fiction.