somerset thinking skills course (stsc)
STSC is designed as a comprehensive cognitive enhancement programme. It does not offer a 'quick fix' solution to learners with specific or general learning difficulties. There are approximately 150 activities which have been structured and carefully sequenced in a modular format to build student confidence and competence. Vocabulary, thinking skills, codes and conventions introduced in earlier modules are developed and used progressively throughout each module and throughout the course. Hence, teachers need to be careful if they use the programme as a resource, rather than a course. Some of the problems can be reduced if teachers study the guidelines carefully and refer back to related activities. More about STSC
the stsc handbook
The STSC Handbook explains the theoretical model and how the course has been structured and organised. It offers advice on timetabling, classroom management, effective mediation and diagnostic applications of STSC. The handbook also includes useful checklists for both student and teacher.
thinking skills at work (tsaw)
In a 2 year study commissioned by the Employment Department, STSC-like tasks simulating common workplace problems and situations were trialled in controlled studies with vocational trainees and employess. Significant improvements in workplace thinking, problem solving and personal effectiveness were reported amongst subjects in all studies. More about TSAW