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1 USING THINKING SKILLS TO INVESTIGATE GEOGRAPHY Alison Vaughan

2 Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills

3 QCA: QCA has developed a framework for describing personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS) that applies to all young people aged 11-19…The aims of the [new] curriculum are that young people should become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

4 The six strands of PLTS

5 Advance Organisers Analogies Audience and Purpose Classifying Collective Memory Fortune Lines Living Sources Mysteries Odd One Out Reading Images and 5Ws Relational Diagrams Summarizing

6 Thinking thro Geography

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8 thinking_through_geography.htm

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10 Metacognitive Plenary Focus on explanation of choices Focus on explanation of choices Reasons are more important that the choices made!Reasons are more important that the choices made! Allow time to review choices made Allow time to review choices made Allow students time to share ideas Allow students time to share ideas Evaluate skills used, especially how decisions have been made Evaluate skills used, especially how decisions have been made


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