Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

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All parts of the curriculum emphasise the development of Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities. These skills help pupils to think critically and creatively. They also help them to develop personal and interpersonal skills and dispositions that are essential for functioning effectively in a changing world.

The Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities are:

  • Managing Information;
  • Thinking, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making;
  • Being Creative;
  • Working with Others; and
  • Self-Management.

See the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities section and our guidance booklet Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities for Key Stages 1 and 2 for more details.