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Thinking Guides are tools or frameworks for thinking through an issue and considering different aspects or perspectives. They can help to develop thinking skills. Below are some useful ones that you are free to use, change and share.

Map your ideas

Blank template

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A blank thinking guide where you can create your own from scratch

Review plans

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Analyse or appraise anything in a structured way

Anticipate issues

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Work backwards from the ideal future to a realistic present

Invite feedback

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Create lots of ideas around an issue then turn ideas into actions

Possible futures

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Think about the way an issue may develop in the future

Solve problems

Knowing trees

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Think through a question and identify supporting evidence

Is / is not

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Scope a problem by identifying what it is and is not

Reversal

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Reverse a problem to stimulate new thinking when stuck

Use the essence

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Get to the heart of the issue then look for new ideas

Digging up roots

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Explore a problem by digging down to its roots

Explore

Futures wheel

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Think through the consequences and knock-on effects

T.A.S.C.

Belle Wallace

Helps you think about and communicate any topics, issues or problems

Question things

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Question everything you read, hear and see

Compare and contrast

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Make comparisons between two topics

A day in the life

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Seeing things as they are experienced.

Analyse

Tracking an enquiry

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This thinking guide will help you to plan your enquiry

Facts or opinions

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Sort out the facts from the opinions about a particular topic

Making meanings

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Establish what you want to know

Scamper

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Substitute, combine, adapt, modify, rearrange

Traffic lights

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What changes would you make? Analyse a particular situation

Different perspectives

From a different angle

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Examining a topic through a variety of different lenses

Thinking boxes

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Analyse from different perspectives - local to global

Plus, minus, interesting

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Evaluate by identifying pluses, minuses and interesting points

Examine ideas

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Investigate evidence and other views then make new ideas

Compass rose

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Examine things from a variety of perspectives

Thinking guides in Welsh - Detholiad o drefnwyr meddwl yn Gymraeg.
Thanks to Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari school for providing translations.

Cynllunio am yn ol

Futurelab

Defnyddiwch y trefnydd meddwl hwn i weithio am yn ol o'r dyfodol mwyaf perffaith y gallwch chi ei ddychmygu i realiti'r presennol.

Ystyried syniadau

Futurelab

Ymchwilio i dystiolaeth sy'n cefnogi syniadau a safbwyntiau cyferbyniol; yna creu eich syniadau eich hun.

Dyfodol tebygol, posibl, gorau

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Pwrpas y trefnydd meddwl hwn yw eich helpu i feddwl sut gall sefyllfa neu fater ddatblygu yn y dyfodol.

Yr olwyn oblygiadau

Futurelab

Ystyriwch beth yw oblygiadau ac effeithiau digwyddiad. Beth ywor sgol-effeithiau?

Tracio ymchwiliad

Futurelab

Mae'r trefnydd meddwl hwn yn gymorth i chi gynllunio ymchwiliad.

Gwneud synnwyr

Futurelab

Pwrpas y trefnydd meddwl hwn yw penderfynu beth rydych eisiau ei wybod a gwneud synnwyr o'r hyn rydych wedi ei ddarganfod.

Y blychau meddwl

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Dadansoddi gwrthrych/testun/mater o safbwyntiau gwahanol - lleol, byd-eang ac yn hanesyddol.

Manteision, anfanteision, diddorol (MAD)

Futurelab

Gwerthuso mater neu syniad gan adnabod y manteision, yr anfanteision a'r pwyntiau diddorol.

Safbwyntiau gwahanol bobl

Futurelab

Ystyried testun/mater/gwrthrych o safbwyntiau gwahanol er mwyn deall bod gwybodaeth yn newid wrth ystyried safbwyntiau gwahanol bobl.

Y fframwaith meddwl

Belle Wallace

Cymorth i feddwl am destun, mater neu broblem a rhannu syniadau ag eraill.

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