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How can the Philosopher’s Backpack enrich critical global thinking?

Yates, J; (2018) How can the Philosopher’s Backpack enrich critical global thinking? (Global Learning Programme Innovation Fund Research Series 6 ). Global Learning Programme (GLP) – England: UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This study explores how the use of a metaphor, called the Philosopher’s Backpack, can be used as a mnemonic aid to enrich critical global thinking. It suggests that in order to develop critical global thinking skills, practitioners need to focus on the metacognitive questioning that leads to the product of critical thinking. The use of ‘kit’ within the backpack provides highly memorable metaphors for metacognitive questioning: glasses for alternative perspectives; compass for directionality; rope for polarity; magnifying glasses for deepness; torch for luminosity; and global ball for universality. These are shown to support the practitioners and pupils to remember and internalise the metacognitive questioning that can enrich critical global thinking.

Type: Report
Title: How can the Philosopher’s Backpack enrich critical global thinking?
ISBN-13: 978-1-9996852-0-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/departments-and-centres/...
Language: English
Additional information: Published in in collaboration with the Development Education Research Centre, UCL Institute of Education, London, WC1H OPD.
Keywords: critical thinking, global education, global learning
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10124272
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