It is, therefore, the responsibility of the school to empower our children to think and not just be passive recipients of content.
Thinking Schools South Africa
We have participated in several workshops facilitated by TSSA (Thinking Schools South Africa) and a designated team of teachers assists with the follow-through of training. We are using David Hyerle’s Thinking Maps and the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy as specific tools to structure, refine and integrate thinking.
In addition, various routines are chosen with teachers using the common language and frameworks that are developed as children progress through the grades.
In conjunction, we promote the Habits of Mind identified by Art Costa & Bena Kallick, dispositions which encourage intelligent responses when faced with problems.
Our children are encouraged to understand that they are capable of growth; to learn from mistakes; to build resilience and to take effective action to change and improve.
The symbol is seen in a variety of situations, reminding us to apply thoughtful behaviours at all times.