From Pedagogy to Practice The Thinking Classroom
Imagination is more important than knowledge! Albert Einstein
What is important about teaching methods? <ul><li>Goal setting linked to prior learning </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning ...
What do we know about thinking? <ul><li>It is an inherent part of learning </li></ul><ul><li>It is a constructive/reconstr...
Design/Create Evaluate Analyse Apply Understand Remember
Critical thinking Caring thinking Creative thinking
The Thinking Classroom <ul><li>Student as the producer, not the consumer of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional sel...
Creating a culture of thinking <ul><li>Foster questioning attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative inquiry </li></ul><ul><...
Making thinking visible <ul><li>Learning to learn - the ecology of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting new info to forme...
Empowering Methodology <ul><li>Create a safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow students’ thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Tea...
Thinking skills <ul><li>Good thinking requires effort and needs to be practiced regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Is more effect...
Strategies to encourage thinking <ul><li>Expert jig-saw </li></ul><ul><li>Think – pair – share </li></ul><ul><li>Round rob...
Models to support the thinking classroom <ul><li>6 Dimensions of a culture of thinking (Art Costa) </li></ul><ul><li>Bloom...
Some thinking tools to use Importance onion PMI PDQ Mind wind decision chart Bridges Thinkers Keys KWL action learning 4  ...
ICT Mind tools <ul><li>Spreadsheet and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Digital imaging software </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation...
Resources  <ul><li>Clarke, S  Unlocking Formative Assessment , </li></ul><ul><li>Hodder, Moa beckett, NZ, 2003 </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Pohl, M.  Teaching Thinking Skills in the Primary Years , Hawker Brownlow, Australia, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Pohl,...
Web Resources <ul><li>Three doors to literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging  for learning </li></ul><...
Create a thinking classroom framework <ul><li>Using Inspiration and the ideas from this presentation create your own frame...
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    1. 1. From Pedagogy to Practice The Thinking Classroom
    2. 2. Imagination is more important than knowledge! Albert Einstein
    3. 3. What is important about teaching methods? <ul><li>Goal setting linked to prior learning </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning intentions </li></ul><ul><li>Shared success criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling/quality exemplars </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive feedback - specific and timely </li></ul><ul><li>Self regulation and reflective evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Feed forward - where to next - plenary </li></ul><ul><li>Make thinking visible </li></ul>
    4. 4. What do we know about thinking? <ul><li>It is an inherent part of learning </li></ul><ul><li>It is a constructive/reconstructive process rather than a discovery/retrieval process </li></ul><ul><li>Interpretive and transformational </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Design/Create Evaluate Analyse Apply Understand Remember
    6. 6. Critical thinking Caring thinking Creative thinking
    7. 7. The Thinking Classroom <ul><li>Student as the producer, not the consumer of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Intentional self-regulated learning </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of thinking - model, explanation, interaction, feedback </li></ul><ul><li>What does the thinking classroom look like, sound like, feel like? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Creating a culture of thinking <ul><li>Foster questioning attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teach about thinking - how we learn, use thinking scaffolds such as visual tools </li></ul>
    9. 9. Making thinking visible <ul><li>Learning to learn - the ecology of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting new info to former knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, monitoring and evaluating the thinking process </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying what you know and what you don’t know </li></ul>
    10. 10. Empowering Methodology <ul><li>Create a safe environment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow students’ thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the questions rather than the answers </li></ul>
    11. 11. Thinking skills <ul><li>Good thinking requires effort and needs to be practiced regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Is more effective if scaffolded by an appropriate tool or strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Is sustained by a climate of acceptance and acknowledgement </li></ul>
    12. 12. Strategies to encourage thinking <ul><li>Expert jig-saw </li></ul><ul><li>Think – pair – share </li></ul><ul><li>Round robin </li></ul><ul><li>Silent card shuffle </li></ul><ul><li>Hot potato </li></ul><ul><li>1:4:P:CR </li></ul>
    13. 13. Models to support the thinking classroom <ul><li>6 Dimensions of a culture of thinking (Art Costa) </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms taxonomy </li></ul><ul><li>3 storey intellect </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry learning </li></ul>
    14. 14. Some thinking tools to use Importance onion PMI PDQ Mind wind decision chart Bridges Thinkers Keys KWL action learning 4 cnr frame work Y Chart Issue cross 4 thinking selves Fish bone Scamper
    15. 15. ICT Mind tools <ul><li>Spreadsheet and databases </li></ul><ul><li>Digital imaging software </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation software </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving software </li></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Debating </li></ul>
    16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Clarke, S Unlocking Formative Assessment , </li></ul><ul><li>Hodder, Moa beckett, NZ, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Coil, C. Tools for Teaching and Learning in the Integrated Classroom, Hawker Brownlow, Australia 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Costa, A (Ed) Developing Minds: A resource book for teaching thinking, 3 rd Ed . ASCD, USA, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Edwards, J. How to Teach Thinking Shills, ThinkShop, Nelson, NZ 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Fogarty, R & Bellanca, J Teach Them Thinking, Hawker Brownlow, Australia, 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Fogarty, R. Brain Compatible Classrooms , Skylight, USA 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Hyerle, D., A Field guide to using Visual Tools , ASCD, USA, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Marzano, R.J, Pickering, J. & Pollock, J.E., Classroom Instruction that Works , </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Pohl, M. Teaching Thinking Skills in the Primary Years , Hawker Brownlow, Australia, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Pohl, M. Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn , Hawker Brownlow, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Jonassen, D.H. Computers as Mindtools for Schools, engaging critical thinking , (2nd ed) Merrill Prentice-Hall, USA 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Robyler, MD. Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching , (3rd Ed) Merrill Prentice-Hall USA 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Tishman, S., Perkings, D.N. & Jay, E. The Thinking Classroom; Learning and teaching in a culture of thinking , Allyn & Bacon, USA, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Whitehead, D., Top Tools for Teaching Thinking , Pearson Longman NZ 2004 </li></ul>
    18. 18. Web Resources <ul><li>Three doors to literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Think Bag (NZ) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers at Work </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Organisers </li></ul><ul><li>Transformational scaffolds </li></ul>
    19. 19. Create a thinking classroom framework <ul><li>Using Inspiration and the ideas from this presentation create your own framework for the thinking classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect and refine </li></ul>
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