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Making Thinking Visible : How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners - Ron Ritchhart

Making Thinking Visible

How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners


Published: 6th April 2011
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<b>A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities</b><p> Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon. <ul><li>Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion <li>Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas <li>Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies</ul><p> The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.


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      I keep this close when thinking of what students need to think about to gain understanding. There are many thinking tools described which can be applied to circumstances that are purposeful. Each tool builds student ability to scaffold and frame their thinking and develop it to deeper levels.

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      List of Figures and Tables ix

      DVD Contents xi

      Foreword xiii

      Preface xvii

      Acknowledgments xxi

      About the Authors xxv

      PART ONE Some Thinking About Thinking 1

      ONE Unpacking Thinking 3

      Beyond Bloom 6

      Beyond Memorization, Work, and Activity 8

      A Map of Thinking Involved in Understanding 11

      Other Kinds of Thinking 14

      Uncovering Students' Thinking About Thinking 15

      TWO Putting Thinking at the Center of the Educational Enterprise 23

      How Does Visibility Serve Both Learning and Teaching? 27

      How Can We Make the Invisible Visible? 30

      PART TWO Using Thinking Routines to Make Thinking Visible 41

      THREE Introduction to Thinking Routines 43

      ThreeWays of Looking at Thinking Routines 45

      How Are the Thinking Routines Organized? 49

      FOUR Routines for Introducing and Exploring Ideas 53

      See-Think-Wonder 55

      Zoom In 64

      Think-Puzzle-Explore 71

      Chalk Talk 78

      3-2-1 Bridge 86

      Compass Points 93

      The Explanation Game 101

      FIVE Routines for Synthesizing and Organizing Ideas 109

      Headlines 111

      CSI: Color, Symbol, Image 119

      Generate-Sort-Connect-Elaborate: Concept Maps 125

      Connect-Extend-Challenge 132

      The 4C's 140

      The Micro Lab Protocol 147

      I Used to Think. . . , Now I Think . . . 154

      SIX Routines for Digging Deeper into Ideas 163

      What Makes You Say That? 165

      Circle of Viewpoints 171

      Step Inside 178

      Red Light, Yellow Light 185

      Claim-Support-Question 191

      Tug-of-War 199

      Sentence-Phrase-Word 207

      PART THREE Bringing the Power of Visible Thinking to Life 215

      SEVEN Creating a Place Where Thinking Is Valued, Visible, and Actively Promoted 217

      Making Room for Reflection 222

      Making Time for Our Own Learning 229

      The Making of an Elaborated Conversation 234

      The Forces That Shape Culture 240

      EIGHT Notes from the Field 247

      The Challenges of Making Thinking Visible in a Mathematics Class and Beyond: The Case of Mark Church 250

      Content + Routines + Students = A Culture of Thinking: The Case of Sharonne Blum 256

      What These Cases Reveal About the Use of Routines 261

      Stages of Development in the Use of Thinking Routines 262

      Common Pitfalls and Struggles 267

      In Conclusion 272

      References 275

      Index 281

      How to Use the DVD 293

      ISBN: 9780470915516
      ISBN-10: 047091551X
      Series: Jossey-Bass Teacher
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 320
      Published: 6th April 2011
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 17.78  x 1.8
      Edition Number: 1