Making Thinking Visible

Making Thinking Visible How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

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A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities

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.

  • Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion
  • Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas
  • Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies

The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

Book information

ISBN: 9780470915516
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Jossey-Bass
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 370.152
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: xxvi, 294
Weight: 552g
Height: 178mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 18mm