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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: 3rd May 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: 3rd May 2011
        Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 17.78  x 1.8
        Weight (kg): 0.55
        Edition Number: 1