Module 4: Strategies to Make Student Thinking Visible
Course Description: In this module we will be looking at different ways teachers can ellicit student thinking. Being able to see, hear and understand student thinking not only reveals any partial understandings and misconceptions about a topic but helps with planning and engaging students in their learning. Also, depending on where it is used in the investigation cycle, it can be an important assesment tool as students make meaning out of the content presented. There are many ways and places that the process of making student thinking visible can happen. This learning module will take you through four strategies that will help teachers get the process started as well as give helpful hints and teacher prompts to get students thinking, sharing and making meaning.
Eliciting Hypotheses from students
Using Back Pocket Questions
Using Visual Models
Immediate Application for the Classroom:
Four concrete strategies to make student thinking visible
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