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Detective Work

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Summary

A demonstration on how to encourage thinking skills for any keystage, highlighted through a history investigation.

Year 8 pupils at President Kennedy School have to examine the evidence surrounding the death of William II and decide whether it was an accident or murder.

Different groups are given different source material which they must consider and then communicate to the others.

After weighing the evidence, they have to reach their own conclusion and then make a group decision.

Later, Philippa Cordingley, director of the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education explains the use of this strategy supported by the research in this video .

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