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Ian Gilbert

Ian is an award-winning author and editor, a leading educational speaker and entrepreneur and a man who the IB World magazine named as one of its top 15 educational ‘visionaries’. He established Independent Thinking in 1994 as a platform for leading practitioners to share their work in bringing the best out of all children. Currently based in Hong Kong, he has lived and worked in the UK, South America and the Middle East and so has a special perspective on classrooms and systems, what works and what definitely doesn’t.

Ian was winner of The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society’s inaugural Educational Writers Award (Nov 2008) for The Little Book of Thunks’ - Click here for more information on the book.

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Publications by Ian Gilbert

There Is Another Way

Edited by Ian Gilbert with chapters by Mark Anderson, Lisa…

Little Owl’s Book of Thinking

Little Owl’s Book of Thinking squeezes years of research, teaching…

The Big Book of Independent Thinking

Edited by Ian Gilbert. In 1992 Ian Gilbert, author of…

Gilbert Filbert and his big MAD box

Gilbert Filbert and his big MAD box,…

The Little Book of Thunks®

A Thunk is a beguiling question about everyday things that…

The Compleat Thunks® Book

In The Compleat Thunks Book Ian Gilbert brings…

The Book of Thunks®

A great gift book for possibly the most impossible person…

The Working Class

Draws together educators from across the UK who call on…

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools

The Little Book of Bereavement for Schools is written by…

Independent Thinking

Do things no one does or do things everyone does…

Three Chairs a Table and a Lamp (PAL)

This unique teacher training video shoot on location in North…

Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

Curated by Rachel Jones, Don’t Change the Light Bulbs offers…

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