Robert Fisher

 

Teaching thinking and creativity

 

Developing creative minds and creative futures

   
 

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Publications

The following is a list of books, chapters, articles and papers published by Robert Fisher.

Books

Fisher R. (1981) Together Today, London: Evans/Bell & Hyman.

Fisher R. (1982)Together with Infants, London: Evans/Bell & Hyman.

Fisher R. (1985) The Assembly Year, London: Collins.

Fisher R. (1987) Religions, London: Macdonald.

Fisher R. (1987) (Ed) Problem Solving in Primary Schools, Oxford: Blackwell.

Fisher R. (1989) Investigating Maths (with A, Vince), Books 1-4, Oxford: Blackwell. Also in Spanish.

Fisher R. (1990/1995) Teaching Children to Think, Oxford: Blackwell 1990, London: Simon & Schuster (1992), Stanley Thornes (1995). Also published in Arabic, Hebrew, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian and Persian.

Fisher R. (1991) Teaching Juniors, Oxford: Blackwell 1991, Simon & Schuster/Stanley Thornes 1993.

Fisher R. (1991) Recording Achievements in Primary School, Oxford: Blackwell.

Fisher R. (1992) Investigating Technology (with J. Garvey), Books 1-4, London: Simon & Schuster. Published in two vols, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire 1994.

Fisher, R. (1994) Active Art, Books 1 & 2, Picture Pack, Simon & Schuster/Stanley Thornes

Fisher, R. (1994) Active PE (with D. Alldridge), Books 1 & 2, Simon & Schuster/Stanley Thornes

Fisher, R. (1995) Teaching Children to Learn, London: Blackwell/Simon & Schuster/Stanley Thornes. Also published in Arabic, Hebrew, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian and Persian.

Fisher R. (1996) Stories for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock. Also published in Hungarian, and Korean.

Fisher R. (1997) Games for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock. Also published in Hungarian, and Korean

Fisher R. (1997) Poems for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock. Also published in Hungarian and Korean

Fisher R. (1998/2003) Teaching Thinking: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom, London: Continuum. Also translated into Chinese.

Fisher R. (1999) Head Start: How to Develop Your Child’s Mind, London: Souvenir Press. Also published in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Fisher R. (1999) First Stories for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock. Also translated into Dutch.

Fisher R. (2000) First Poems for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock.

Fisher R. & Williams M. (Eds.) (2000) Unlocking Literacy: A Guide for Teachers, London: David Fulton

Fisher R (2000) Thinking Skills: adding challenge to the curriculum. A guide for teachers of able children. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, Scottish Network for Able Pupils

Fisher R. (2001) Values for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock.

Fisher R. & Williams M. (eds) (2004) Unlocking Creativity, London: David Fulton

Fisher R. (2005) (2nd ed) Teaching Children to Learn, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes.

Fisher R. (2005) (2nd ed) Teaching Children to Think, Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes

Fisher R & Williams M. (eds) (2nd ed)(2005) Unlocking Literacy, London: David Fulton.

Fisher R. (2006) Starters for Thinking, Oxford: Nash Pollock

For more information on Robert Fisher's books in print click on Books

For information on translations of Robert Fisher's books click on Translations

Poetry anthologies

Fisher R. (ed.) (1982/1986) Amazing Monsters, London: Faber.

Fisher R. (ed.) (1983/1986/1998) Ghosts Galore, London: Faber.

Fisher R. (ed.) (1985/1991) Funny Folk, London: Faber.

Fisher R. (ed.) (1987, 1991, 1998) Witch Words, London: Faber.

Fisher R. (ed.) (1989/1993) Pet Poems, London: Faber.

Fisher R. (Ed.) (1992/1994) Minibeasts, London: Faber.

For samples of Robert Fisher's poetry click on Poems for children.

Book chapters

Fisher R. (1996) ‘Socratic education: A New Paradigm for Creative Thinking’. in Dingli S. (ed) Creative Thinking: New Perspectives , Malta: Malta University Press.

Fisher R. (1996) ‘Introduction’, in Lake M. & Foster V. (1996) Zeto: Teacher's Manual, Questions Publishing Co.

Fisher R. (1997) ‘Stories for Thinking: a programme for teaching thinking’. In J.H.M. Hamers & J.E.H. Van Luit (eds.) Teaching Thinking in Europe: Inventory of European Programmes, Utrecht: Sardes.

Fisher, R. (2000) ‘Philosophy for Children: How Philosophical Enquiry Can Foster Values Education in Schools’, in Gardner, R., Cairns, J. & Lawton, D. (Eds) (2000) Education for Values, London: Kogan Page.

Fisher, R. (2000) ‘Stories are for Thinking: creative ways to share reading’, in Fisher R. & Williams M. (eds) (2000) Unlocking Literacy: A Guide for Teachers, London: David Fulton pp 1-15.

Fisher, R. (2000) ‘A poem is alive: using poetry with young children’, in Fisher R. & Williams M. (eds) (2000) Unlocking Literacy: A Guide for Teachers, London: David Fulton, pp15-28.

Fisher, R. (2000) ‘Is this write?’: learning to write and writing to learn’ in Fisher R. & WilliamsM. (eds) (2000) Unlocking Literacy: A Guide for Teachers, London: David Fulton, pp66-79.

Fisher, R. (2000) ‘Philosophy for Children: How Philosophical Enquiry Can Foster Values Education in Schools’, in Gardner, R., Cairns, J. & Lawton, D. (eds) (2000) Education for Values, Kogan Page.

Fisher, R. (2002) ‘Thinking to Write; thinking skills in literacy learning’, in Connecting, Creating: new Ideas in Teaching Writing , Ellis S. & Mills C. (eds) (2002), UKRA pp51-65.

Fisher, R. (2002) ‘Boys into Writing; raising boys’ achievement in writing’, in Unlocking Writing, Williams,M (ed) (2002), David Fulton.

Fisher, R. (2002) ‘Getting the Point: how children develop as writers’, with Williams, M. , in Unlocking Writing, Williams,M (ed) (2002), David Fulton.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘What is creativity?’ in Fisher R. & Williams M. (2004) Unlocking Creativity, David Fulton.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Creativity across the curriculum’ in Fisher R. & Williams M. (2004) Unlocking Creativity, David Fulton.

Fisher R. (2006) ‘Thinking Skills’, in Arthur J, Grainger T & Wray D (eds) (2006) Learning to teach in primary school , Routledge Falmer.

Fisher R. (2006) ‘Talking to Think’ in D. Jones & P. Hodson (eds) (2006) Unlocking Speaking and Listening, David Fulton.

Articles and papers

Fisher R. (1993) ‘Cooperative learning’, Curriculum , Vol 14, no 1, Spring 1993 pp 23-35.

Fisher R. (1993) ‘Talking to Learn’, Socratic Education (1993) Aspects of Education, 49, 36-49.

Fisher R. (1993) ‘Thinking Skills and the Able Child’, Curriculum for Able Children, ed. L. Jones, Middlesex University: (NACE/NAGC) pp85-99.

Fisher R. (1993) ‘Cognitive Care for the Elderly ‘ International Journal of Cognitive Education and Mediated Learning Vol 3, No 3, pp 177-183.

Fisher R. (1994) ‘Stories for Thinking’ Early Child Development and Care, Vol 107, pp 85-96.

Fisher R. (1994) ‘Moral education and philosophy in schools’ NAVET papers, Vol X, pp 10f.

Fisher, R. (1994) ‘Philosophy through art’ SAPERE Journal , 1, 8 (December 1994) p 7-10.

Fisher, R. (1995) ’Research Day on Philosophy for Children’ (1995) SAPERE Journal , 1, 9, 14-17.

Fisher R. (1995) ‘Children's Thinking’ International Journal of Early Childhood Education, pp 85ff.

Fisher R. (1995) ‘Socratic Education’ Thinking, Vol 12, no 3, pp 23-30.

Fisher R. (1996) ‘Socratic education: a new paradigm for philosophical enquiry’. Critical and Creative Thinking, Vol 4, No. 1 pp1-13.

Fisher R. (1997) ‘Stories for Thinking: Developing Critical Literacy through the use ofNarrative’, Analytic Teaching, Vol 18 No 1 pp 13-20.

Fisher R. (1997) ‘Thinking about Thinking’, Curriculum, Vol 18 No. 3 pp117-129.

Fisher, R. (1997) ‘Critical Literacy in Teacher Education’, in Subject Knowledge in Initial Teacher Education, Conference Papers, Brunel University.

Fisher R. (1998) ‘Sharpening Intellectual Tools’, Analytic Teaching, 18, 2, 65-69.

Fisher, R. (1997) ‘Stories for Thinking’, Primary Practice, May 1997 p10-13

Fisher, R. (1997) ‘Mastery Learning’, Child Education, April 1997, pp62-63.

Fisher R. (1998) ‘Poems for Thinking’, Primary Practice, January 1998 pp9-14,

Fisher, R. (1998) ‘Poems for Thinking’, The Journal of Philosophical Enquiry in Education , No 4, March 1998, pp9-19. Fisher, R. (1998) ‘Philosophy and the Literacy Hour’, TheJournal of Philosophical Enquiry in Education December 1998 p11-15. Reprinted 2000.

Fisher R. (1998) ‘Thinking about Thinking: Developing Metacognition’, Early Child Development and Care, Vol 141, 1998 pp1-15.

Fisher, R. (1999). ‘Thinking Schools: a report on the Hammersmith and Fulham School Improvement Project through Thinking Skills Project’ Professional Development Today, Vol 2, No 3, pp55-63.

Fisher R. (1999) ‘Thinking Skills to Thinking Schools; Ways to Develop Children’s Thinking and Learning’, Early Child Development and Care Vol 153, 1998 pp51-63.

Fisher R. (1999) ‘Promoting skills across the National Curriculum’, The NationalCurriculum:handbook for teachers in England, DfEE/QCA pp20-22.

Fisher, R. (2000) ’Of What Use is a University?’ in Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain Conference Papers 2000, New College, Oxford.

Fisher, R. (2000) Critical Thinking: Philosophy for Children’ in Connected Thinking, Report of a Conference organised by the Society of Education Officers, Society of Education Officers.

Fisher R. (2000) DfES Thinking Skills Steering Group Report on Thinking Skills.

Fisher R. (2001) ‘Philosophy in Primary Schools’, Reading, July 2001, pp67-73.

Fisher R. (2001) The Queens Beacon Schools Thinking Skills Project, DfEE/TTA.

Fisher, R. (2002) ‘Teaching thinking: changing minds’ Times Educational Supplement 7.6.02.

Fisher, R. (2002) ‘Creative Minds: Building Communities of Learning for the Creative Age’, Teaching Qualities Initiative Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2002.

Fisher R. (2002) ‘Thinking Allowed’ The Queens School Thinking Skills Project video and guide.

Fisher R. (2003) ‘Creative Thinking Skills’ Junior Education, May 2003, 8pp.

Fisher R. (2003) ‘Creative Minds’, Conference Report, National Conference on Improving Attainment in Literacy and Numeracy, Scottish Executive/Learning & Teaching Scotland, pp10-12.

Fisher, R (2003) 'Thinking Schools', Primary Leadership Paper 8, Haywards Heath: National Association of Headteachers, pp2-6.

Fisher R. (2003) ‘Understanding Creativity: a challenging concept’ PrimaryLeadershipPaper 10, Haywards Heath: National Association of Headteachers, pp12-22.

Fisher R. (2003) ‘Unlocking Creativity’ Teaching Thinking, Autumn 2003 pp46-50.

Fisher R. (2003) ‘Thinking Allowed’. Teaching Thinking, Summer 2003 pp54-58.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Unlocking Creativity’ Managing Schools, June 2004 pp25-29.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Creative talk underpins literacy and thinking,’ Five to Eleven, February 2004, pp12-13.

Fisher R. & Winyard J. (2004)’ Thinking in Art and Design’, Junior Education, April 2004, pp 27-38.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Make Room for new Ideas’ TES Extra: Special Needs, December 2004, p2.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Meta thinking: adding challenge across the curriculum’, Gifted andTalented, 17,5-10.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Self awareness’ (pp 14-20), ‘Questioning’ (pp61-74), et passim, in Primary National Strategy ‘Excellence and Enjoyment: learning and teaching in the primary years’ Metacognition’ Learning and teaching in the primary years, Primary Strategy CD Rom, DfES.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Stretching young imaginations’, TES Creativity, September 17 2004 p2-3.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Focus on Feelings’, TES Teacher, October 29 2004 p19.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Creativity: make room for new ideas’ TES Special Needs, December 2004 p2.

Fisher R. (2004) ‘Think Books’ Teaching Thinking, Spring 2004 pp18-23.

Fisher R. (2005) 'Think Books: Writing to Learn' in Kingston LEA (2005) A Learning and Teaching Framework Module 4, pp22-31.

Fisher R. (2005) ‘Still minds’, Teaching Thinking, Winter 2005 pp54-58 pp30-35.

Fisher R. (2006) 'Expanding Minds: Developing Creative Thinking in Young Learners,' CATS: The IATEFL Young Learners Special Interest Group journal, Spring 2006 pp5-9.

Fisher R. (2006) 'Questions for Thinking', In English, British Council Portugal, Winter 2005, pp6-9

Fisher R. (2006) ‘Thinking about me: me-cognition’, Teaching Thinking & Creativity , Summer 2006, 20, pp50-55.

Fisher R. (2006) ‘Creative Dialogue: developing children’s minds through talk’, Teaching Thinking & Creativity, Vol 7;1 pp16-22

isher R. (2006) ‘Still Thinking : The Case for Meditation with Children’, Thinking Skills and Creativity international journal (2006) 146–151

Fisher R. (2006) ‘Creative Minds: Educating for Creative Futures’, Gifted Education Quarterly, Translated into Mandarin by Yung-Huei Chang. Taipei: National Taiwan University, Issue 100, September 2006, pp28-34

Fisher R. (2007) ‘ Teaching Thinking: Creating Communities of Enquiry in the Classroom’, Education Canada , Spring 2007

Fisher R. (2007) ‘Dancing Minds: the use of Socratic and Menippean dialogue in philosophical enquiry’, Gifted Education International journal Vol 22 Nos 2 and 3, 2007, pp148-159.

For a selection of Robert Fisher's articles and chapters click on Resources

A self portrait by Albrecht Durer aged 13, from Robert Fisher's 'Active Art' (1994, out of print)