This resource for children in primary schools by James Nottingham's Challenging Learning Team will involve them in observing, categorising, defining, problem-solving and reflecting on themselves as part of the wider society.
Concept stretching with questions
SOMETIMES YOU MAY want your pupils to focus on a particular concept in a structured way through reflecting on a set of questions you provide. You might also use these kinds of questions as a model for the pupils’ own ongoing questioning about concepts. For example, here is a series of questions following on from an initial question about friendship: ‘Should we always agree with our friends? If we disagree with our friends, should tell them we disagree? Are there times when we shouldn’t tell our friends we disagree with them? Are there times when it is essential that we should tell our friends when we disagree with them?’
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What is a toy? Can all toys be played with? Can only toys be played with? What different kinds of toys are there?
This resource for children in the Early Years by James Nottingham's Challenging Learning Team will them in observing, categorising, defining and imagining.
A session plan to explore the concept of heroism. Is it ordinary or 'super' and rare?
Drawing out the differences between knowing, knowledge, personal knowledge and global knowledge.
Questions about dreams and their links with daydreaming, reality and thinking.
Questions exploring what 'real' means in contexts such as role play, reality TV and virtual reality.