Centre for Teaching Thinking and Dialogue

The Centre for Teaching Thinking and Dialogue (CTTD) has been established to develop research into improving the quality of teaching in order to promote more thinking, including creative thinking, self-efficacy, metacognition, distributed thinking with technology and dialogue. The Centre works with a network of practitioners both in the UK and globally.



Who we are

The Centre is run by a core team from within the Graduate School of Education who collaborate with a number of external affiliates.

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Are You a Thinking School?

Is cognitive education a central aspect of your schools' development programme? Thinking Schools @Exeter offers formal recognition to schools that have embraced the notion of cognitive education and implemented it as a whole school policy. Read more about becoming a thinking school.


News and events

Please see our News and Events page page for recent developments and forthcoming events.