Do your learners ever have problems with:
- 'Messy' thinking?
- Long-term memory?
- Seeing the big picture?
The Mind is a workshop constantly piecing together new information, this is otherwise known as thinking. This new method makes cognition visual and learning new things more effective.
"Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist." Steven Pinker
New concepts are easier to understand if we can break ideas down into smaller parts. What results have we seen so far?
Building with bricks is enjoyable. This helps sustain attention for longer periods of time.
Learners go beyond surface level details and explore deeper structures and patterns.
Clearer writing is usually the product of clearer thinking.
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No. Amongst the most widely cited outcomes are creativity and problem-solving capabilities.
When you need to tackle something with lots of parts, prepare for a piece of writing, consolidate a body of knowledge or check for understanding.
The process can be used to 'stretch' higher attaining pupils or support a child who is struggling with grasping a new concept. There are significant implications for dyslexia and autism.
They are usually addressing one of these agendas:
1) Schools supporting a significant amount of disadvantaged learners.
2) Schools that are focused on developing lifelong learning traits.
3) Schools that are embracing a knowledge-rich curriculum.
The toolkits are perfect for simplifying any important concept or task. This could be in English, Science or the Humanities. It's useful for any body of knowledge with a clear structure.
The brick building method is designed to compliment existing educational practices.