Visible Thinking   1 comment

“Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students’ thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students’ thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them

Who is it for?

Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K – 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools.

Key Features and Practices

At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners’ thought processes and encourage active processing. They are short, easy-to-learn mini-strategies that extend and deepen students’ thinking and become part of the fabric of everyday classroom life. Thinking Ideals are easily accessible concepts capturing naturally occurring goals, strivings or interests that often propel our thinking. Four Ideals — Understanding, Truth, Fairness and Creativity — are presented as modules on this site. There are associated routines for each ideal and within each module there are activities that help deepen students’ concepts around the ideal.”


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Posted June 11, 2011 by arnoneumann in Thinking

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