Teaching Thinking Skills in Basic Education

Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä, Katja Anttila

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional


Finnish basic education, which has been praised internationally, is mainly based on e ducation divided into subjects. However, the national core curriculum of 2014 includes transversal competence objectives in addition to the objectives defined for each s ubject. These transversal competence areas include seven areas (L1–L7), which are c onsidered to be skills that pupils will need in the future, both in their professional a nd daily lives. One of these areas is thinking and learning to learn, which lays the b asis for continuous learning in the future. In this chapter, we shortly discuss the p reconditions for learning thinking skills and describe exercises that can be used to p ractise and teach these skills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuide to culturally responsive teaching and diverse learners in the daily life of schools
EditorsMerja Paksuniemi, Minna Körkkö, Pigga Keskitalo, Katja Norvapalo
Place of PublicationTurku
ISBN (Electronic) 978-952-7167-95-3
ISBN (Print)978-952-7167-94-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020
MoEC publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

SeriesPublications / Migration institute of Finland

Field of science

  • General education


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