Making Thinking Visible: Creating a Culture of Thinking
Making Thinking Visible is a Project Zero initiative and later became the book, Making Thinking Visible. "Visible Thinking includes a large number of classroom routines, easily and flexibly integrated with content learning, and representing areas of thinking such as understanding, truth and evidence, fairness and moral reasoning, creativity, self-management, and decision making. It also provides tools for integrating the arts with subject-matter content. Finally, it includes a practical framework for how to create "cultures of thinking" in individual classrooms and within an entire school." [From PZ website]
The Thinking Routines
Thinking Routines is a set of thinking processess to help learners develop thinking dispositions to better understand content areas. The key goals for thinking routines are:
Deeper understanding of content
Greater motivation for learning
Development of learners' thinking and learning abilities.
Development of learners' dispositions ("I have a way of thinking about this!")
Development of a culture of thinking in the classroom and community
Research Behind Making Thinking Visible
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The authors, teachers and collaborators from PZ and Making Thinking Visible have assembled a library of video and infographics. Many of the videos are classrooms from schools around the world using thinking routines and visible thinking concepts.