Monday, 26 June 2017

Tony Ryan Thinkers Keys

I have decided that I will use Tony Ryan's Thinkers keys in conjunction with our Literacy programme. The majority of the Keys place emphasis upon the development of innovative and creative thinking. I have done this for three important reasons which align with Tony Ryan's thoughts and views:

1. Creative thinking can be exciting and enjoyable. This active participation can then create a positive attitude towards the learning process.

2. The stimulation of creativity in learning heightens the emotional link with that learning. This emotional involvement boosts the effectiveness of our memory systems.

3. Developing our creative potential will strengthen our ability to cope with change. If there is one thing that we can guarantee into the 21st century, it will be the exponential rate of change that will affect the world. When our thinking is opened and accepting of new ideas, we become much more capable of adapting to these changing circumstances.

Reference: Thinker's Keys for Kids, Tony Ryan, 1990

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Lionel - I am working on a similar inquiry at the moment and your first point has really struck a chord with what I'm trying to achieve with the writers I am working with. Appreciate you introducing this via your blog!