Teaching thinking in general, rather than merely teaching thinking within curricular subject areas, has become an extremely trendy area of education. In Britain both the current Education Secretary and his last two predecesors have given it priority and devoted plenty of resources to it (witness the forthcoming DfES website on the subject). Few teachers covered this area in their pre-service training and so there is a large in-service demand (hence the rising sales each year of Robert Fisher's "Teaching Thinking"). This guide from Sue Cowley provides an entertaining and accessible introduction to teaching thinking for teachers of all levels, covering key areas such as problem solving, developing creativity and lateral thinking.
Sue Cowley is an expert on behaviour management, and on creative approaches to teaching and learning. She has written numerous bestselling education and parenting books, which have been translated and published around the world. Sue has written for many teaching publications, including the TES and Nursery Education, and she had her own series, 'Manage that Class' on Teachers TV. Sue has also appeared in front of the Education Select Committee, as an expert witness on behaviour in schools. She now works internationally as a trainer and presenter, as well as volunteering in education settings in the UK to ensure that her advice and practice remains relevant to teaching today.