Let's Think: challenge and creativity
Welcome to the Let's Think Website. The classroom teaching approach of Let’s Think has its roots in Cognitive Acceleration, first developed in the 1980's at King’s College, London by Michael Shayer and Philip Adey.
The Let’s Think approach raises the intelligence of pupils by improving their thinking processes. It is a Piagetian programme that draws on the research of Vygotsky and focuses on questioning, collaborative work, problem solving, independent learning, metacognition and challenge.
Extensive research in many countries has proved that it raises attainment and progress for pupils of all abilities. Evidence from Ofsted shows Lets Think can help schools achieve outstanding teaching and learning.
Let's Think has classroom activities from Foundation Stage to secondary level in a range of subjects.
The published resources require teachers’ to take part in a professional development programme to create the best results. The professional development programmes are specifically designed to transform classroom learning and are based on exemplar lessons, classroom practice and collaborative reflection.
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Remembering Philip Adey
We report with sadness that Professor Philip died peacefully in his sleep on 31st January. He was 73 and in the last couple of years had suffered from a degenerative motor neurone disease. Read more....
EEF is a new independent grant-making charity whose research findings will help schools to more effectively use their pupil premium. Of their 5 top rated 4* effects, Let's Think has a focus on two. Read more about our impact evidence.....
Let's Think Foundation Stage
Watch this video clip of a lesson taught by a Let’s Think tutor to a mixed ability group of Reception pupils.