Artful Thinking and Making Thinking Visible

Think mappaToo often, students are exposed only to the final, finished products of thought – the finished novel or painting, the established scientific theory, the official historical account. They rarely see the patterns of thinking that lead to these finished products, yet it is precisely these habits of mind that students need to develop.

A key part of Artful Thinking involves making students’ thinking visible by documenting their unfolding thought processes as they use thinking routines.

STW ScienceMaking thinking visible in the classroom provides students with vivid models of what the process of good thinking looks like and shows them how their participation matters.