Presentation on theme: "Thinkers Keys Gill Dobson Fred Longworth High School."— Presentation transcript:
Thinkers Keys Gill Dobson Fred Longworth High School
Quick Intro! Originally developed by Tony Ryan – ‘Thinkers Keys for Kids’ Development of innovative and creative thinking 20 different keys which promote pupils thinking ‘out of the box’.
What are the keys? The Reverse The What If The Disadvantages The Combination The BAR The Alphabet The Variations The Picture The Prediction The Different Uses The Ridiculous The Commonality The Question The Brainstorming The Inventions The Brick Wall The Construction The Forced Relationships The Alternative The Interpretation
Development of Keys KS3: 20 keys developed for every QCA point. KS4 and How Science Works: 20 keys developed for every point on the programme of study and linked to content.
Uses of the Keys Suitable for all years Starters Plenaries Revision Circus activities Promoting thinking skills Extension activities Homework Small groups Whole class Others
Keys trials Question - excellent safety starter Brainstorming – good research/discussion tool The prediction – can help pupils select equipment for the PSA The variations – works well will reactivity series
It’s your turn! You have been provided with 10 thinkers keys that are linked to ‘How Science Works’ – see what you can come up with.