VELS Thinking is part of the Victorian Educational Learning Standards (VELS) in the State of Victoria, Australia.
SOT supports the VELS Thinking approach to teaching thinking in Victorian schools which focuses on building skills in seven cognitive capacities: Reasoning, Processing, Inquiry, Creativity, Reflection, Evaluation, Metacognition.
Here are the VELS Thinking 7 with their wikipedia links:
Reasoning – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reasoning
Processing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Processing
Inquiry – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquiry
Creativity – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity
Reflection – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflection
Evaluation – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evaluation
Metacognition – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metacognition.
Check out Metacognition first!