Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Thinking made visible


The author outlines a simple five-part framework that gives teachers a language and strategy for enhancing their efforts to engage and develop students' habits of mind. The framework allows teachers to deliberately pursue - as distinct from just allow - the development of intelligent attitudes, actions and behaviours, rather than simply hoping that students 'pick up' intelligent behaviours by some kind of osmosis. The framework involves five phases: awareness; modelling and developing understanding; guided practice; reflection and evaluation; and demonstrated performance. It comprises the basic components of a teacher's pedagogy rather than a rigid schema or step-by-step blueprint. [Author abstract, ed]

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