Thinking Together is a research project led by the University of Cambridge which has developed a dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning.
What is 'thinking together'?
A dialogue-based approach to the development of children's thinking and learning
It promotes children's awareness and use of talk as a tool for thinking - they learn to not merely interact but to interthink
It connects the development of children's 'thinking skills' to the development of their communication skills and curriculum learning
It emphasises the importance of both teacher–pupil and pupil–pupil talk.
It is based on over two decades of classroom-based research into the relationship between talking and thinking
This research has been carried out mainly in the UK and in Mexico – but related research has been done in Finland, Holland, Japan and Spain
The Thinking Together project website contains a wealth of information and group dialogue resources for teachers to use in the classroom.