Thinking skills and learning styles

Literacy-related work in museums and galleries may relate to work around thinking skills and learning styles. Here are some useful resources:

Bloom’s taxonomy:

Bloom proposed a hierarchy of thinking skills. In brief, the higher up the hierarchy that questions and activities are pitched, the more developed children’s thinking will be.

Six Thinking Hats (Edward de Bono):

de Bono proposes six different approaches to thinking, which could be used to support how children approach objects and artworks.

Multiple Intelligences (Howard Gardner):

Professor Gardner asserted that there are a variety of intelligences and that we all have different strengths amongst them and this affects the way we learn. There’s a checklist which looks at activities which support development of each intelligence.

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