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Thinking Skills

Together with Thinking Schools South Africa, Pro Ed House School is dedicated to developing 21st Century learners, who are committed to and value habits of mind that lead to successful learning, resilience and resourcefulness in an ever changing 21st Century world.

The following Tools and Strategies to enhance learning and promote cognitive growth are used:

  • Bright Start (Foundation 1 and 2)
  • De Bono-6 Thinking Hats
  • Habits of Mind
  • Thinking Maps
  • Reflective Questioning and Mediation
  • Visible Thinking Routines
  • Growth Mindset

Basic patterns of thought such as planning, organising, shifting between tasks, goal setting, working memory and self-monitoring are slow to develop in children with learning differences. Explicit and regularly repeated teaching of these skills is required through the daily use of strategies, checklists and goals. Each child is provided with his/her own strategy file that best suits his/her learning.