Thinking Together is a research project led by the University of Cambridge which has developed a dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning.
What is 'thinking together'?
- A dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning
- It promotes children's awareness and use of talk as a tool for thinking - they learn to not merely interact but to interthink
- It connects the development of children's 'thinking skills' to the development of their communication skills and curriculum learning
- It emphasises the importance of both teacher–pupil and pupil–pupil talk.
- It is based on over two decades of classroom-based research into the relationship between talking and thinking
- This research has been carried out mainly in the UK and in Mexico – but related research has been done in Finland, Holland, Japan and Spain
The Thinking Together project website contains a wealth of information and group dialogue resources for teachers to use in the classroom.