Clinton Golding. (2002) Connecting Concepts: Thinking Activities for Students (ACER Press)
We make sense of the world using concepts such as friendship, knowledge and justice, yet we rarely explictly examine these concepts. Clear guidelines, examples and sample questions provide a step-by-step introduction to conceptual analysis in the classroom.
Clinton Golding. (2009) Integrating the Disciplines, (Centre for the Study of Higher Education)
Published in Australia: Clinton Golding. (2005) Developing a Thinking Classroom (Hawker Brownlow Education)
A school thinking culture starts with the teachers. Developing a Thinking Classroom supports teachers through their own professional learning in education for thinking.
Published in New Zealand: Clinton Golding. (2005) Developing a Thinking Classroom (Thinkshop). Available as eBook.
Published in Australia: Clinton Golding. (2006) Thinking with Rich Concepts (Hawker Brownlow Education)
We often want our students to actively process, evaluate, synthesise and apply information so they can understand what they are learning and make thoughtful and creative products and judgements. But they can also resist thinking. “Just tell us the answer,” they complain. What we need is thinking treasure that is alluring enough to engage their thinking and complex enough to require it. Yet finding something appropriate for our students can be difficult and time-consuming. And helping them to keep on track as they hunt for this treasure can be even more difficult.
A series of provocative ‘thinking treasures’ that your students will love to explore, and a series of strategies that will make sure their exploration is discerning and productive. Rich Concepts include: Happiness; Choice; Ownership; Identity; and 10 more that lead students into thoughtful, guided discussion. Student warm-ups to start ideas flowing, then move through various exercises and respond to different statements to really grapple with each concept.
Published in New Zealand: Clinton Golding. (2005) Thinking with Rich Concepts (Thinkshop). Available as eBook.
“That’s a better idea!” Philosophical Progress for Philosophy for Children, (2010) PhD thesis, Melbourne University.