SEN Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities

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At the heart of the Northern Ireland Curriculum lies an explicit emphasis on the development of Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.

  • Developing thinking skills means designing learning so that learners will think more skilful than they would otherwise do.
  • Developing the personal capabilities means creating opportunities for learners to experiment with ideas, take initiative, learn from mistakes, work collaboratively and become more self-directed in their learning.


We have a number of resources and support materials that will aid you as you plan for this in your classroom.