Presentation on theme: "Developing Thinking Skills at SM Sains Kuching"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing Thinking Skills at SM Sains Kuching "The quality of our thinking will determine THE quality of our future" - Edward de BonoDeveloping Thinking Skills at SM Sains Kuching
2 School Concept TRUST SCHOOL H A L T U J Sainsku Transformation ProgrammeHPSTRUST SCHOOLLEVEL OF PERFORMANCECLUSTERSCHOOLMETHOD OF EDUCATIONSMART SCHOOLTYPEFULLY RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLHALTUJNAMESM SAINS KUCHING
3 SainsKu Vision (1994-2015) Smart School Cluster School High Performing Trust SchoolSmart SchoolClusterSchool199820082011HLATUJ
4 SainsKuA World Class LeaderIn EducationAbout AgenthaSainsKu Vision
5 Providing The Best Education To Nurture World Class Leaders SainsKu MissionProviding The Best Education To Nurture World Class Leaders
6 Readiness Tomorrow’s thinkers are sitting in our classroom today. Today's students must expect to face serious competition in a global marketplace."Readiness" in the 21st century is about helping students be able to take what they know and apply it to new situations and problems.Preparing students to succeed in this competitive environment is the challenge before us.Working together to bridge the gap between what businesses need, and how schools prepare students to meet and exceed those needs and become productive leaders is what 21st century learning and thinking is all about.
7 SainsKu’s Learning Vision InnovativeReceptiveReflectiveEffectiveCommunicatorExperts In Their LearningAchieve Academic PotentialTenaciousEfficientEffective Pupil/LearnerEffectiveCollaboratorInquisitiveCollaborativeEffective Problem SolverSainsKu PupilFlexibleCreativeInternational Mindedness
8 Aspirasi pembangunan murid SainsKu SainsKu Student attributes Aspirasi Utama Pembangunan Pelajar SainsKu / SainsKu’s Student attributesPengetahuan/KnowledgeKemahiran berfikir/ thinking SkillKemahiran memimpin/ Leadership SkillKemahiran pelbagai bahasa/ multi languages proficiencyEtika & Kerohanian/ ethicsIdentiti nasional / National Identity
9 Edward de Bono CoRT Thinking Effective thinking is not inborn – it has to be learned and practiced to be effectiveEdward de Bono CoRT Thinking
10 Adding value by developing student thinking skills to achieve the school vision Problem Solving & Decision makingSainsKu – A World Class Leader In EducationInnovationStudents of SM Sains KuchingCreativityHigher Order Thinking SkillsSelf Confidence
11 Our Objectives Develop creative skills Increase problem solving/decision making abilitiesEncourage risk taking opportunitiesDevelop self confidence amongst studentsIncrease the use of a range of graphic organisers to frame thinking
12 Our Success Criteria Regular use of a variety of thinking tools Higher order thinking skills embedded into the teaching and learningHigh level of student engagement and activityRegular use of a variety of thinking toolsStudents being self-directed, and working independently as well as interdependentlyCurriculum connections - disciplines connected, real-world, rigorous and relevant
13 High Order Thinking Skills Analyzing/menganalisisSynthesizingEvaluatingRelatingDeveloping conceptsCategorizingSequencingComparing and contrasting
17 CoRT Thinking Programme Apply CoRT Thinking (PMI) Tools to get more information
18 Edward De Bono - CoRT Thinking The essence of the CoRT Thinking Method is to focus attention directly on different aspects of thinking and to crystallize the aspects into definite concepts and tools that can be used deliberately. The three basic principles underlying CoRT Thinking are as follows:Thinking is a skill that can be developed,Most practical thinking takes place in the perception stage.The tools method is used to teach thinking.The CoRT Thinking material has been introduced to Form 1 and 2 students at SainsKu, and is proving effective in getting them to think critically about a range of issues. Some of the most widely used tools are PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting) CAF (Consider All Factors) and OPV (Other People’s Views).
19 Perpectives Thinking - Edward de Bono, Six Hats: "The quality of our thinking will determine with quality of our future" - Edward de BonoEarly in the 1980's de Bono developed the 6 Hats framework for thinking. There are six imaginary thinking hats, each having a different colour. Each of the 6 hats represents a different type of thinking. When you "put on" one of the hats, you exclusively operate in that mode of thinking.
20 SainsKu Thinking Skills Curriculum Things that make Sainsku as Thinking Skills SchoolMethod of ImplementationEvidence1. The use of ‘Graphic Organisers’ such as:Mind MapsFishboneGraphicEtc2. Questioning Techniques based on ‘Bloom’sTaxsonomy’6 levels of thinking / questioningHigh Order Thinking3. Edward De Bono ‘CoRT Thinking’ –PMICAFOPVetc4. ‘Perpectives Thinking’ such as:De Bono – Six HatsConcept5. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning through Teach Smart ProgramThrough teaching and learning in every subjectAs a subjectAcross the curriculumThrough Civic Education Lesson in classCo-curricular ActivitiesTeachers TrainingOngoing assessmentEvaluation & Tracking processDaily Lesson PlanClass Observation‘Learning walk’Students’ workSubject-based classroom