Carol McGuinness is Professor of Psychology and now works in the School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Her research focuseson the role of the metacognitive features of classroom talk. The major influence of her work can be seen in the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Framework which is now a statutory requirement in the Northern Ireland Curriculum. She hosted the15th International Conference on Thinking in Belfast in June, 2011.
She is the author of the influential report “From Thinking skills to Thinking Classrooms”. Her research evaluated the impact of the methodology ACTS in primary school, for three years.
She has been a consultant in the development of different curriculums at a national level and in pedagogy.
Most recently she has worked with the British council and the Ministry of education in Thailand, to implement the project ACTS in Thailand.