COG is blen’s most recent development area. Underlying all language and literacy development is cognition and learning with understanding. We hold an event on thinking skills focusing on mapping techniques. Follow-up materials from that conference are available on the website.


"Think: philosophy for everyone"

"Think is edited by Stephen Law and published three times each year. The central aim of Think is to provide to a very wide audience – including schools, colleges and the general public – highly accessible and engaging writing by philosophers pre-eminent in their fields."

"Think also aims to undermine the popular impression that philosophy is wholly detached from everyday life. It tries to expose some of the bad philosophy that currently passes as accepted wisdom. Perhaps most importantly, Think offers contemporary philosophers the chance to help nurture and encourage philosophers of the next generation."

We at blen feel that Think is an incredibly good tool for teachers, students and members of the genreral public to really get to grips with the challenging concepts of critical thinking, philosophy and the theory of knowledge.


A collection of research articles on various aspects of children's cognitive skills.

Background reading and latest thinking on approaches to teaching philosophy and critical thinking to children.

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