VISIBLE THINKING TRAINING COURSE
Visible Thinking is an approach to teaching and learning that offers opportunities to develop thinking dispositions such as curiosity, understanding and a creative mindset. Thinking Museum successfully adapted elements of Visible Thinking were for use in museum programmes and developed the first programmes to use Visible Thinking in the Netherlands at the Tropenmuseum in 2011.
Claire Bown (Thinking Museum) and Gundy van Dijk (Thinking Education) offer 1 and 2 day training courses in English and/or Dutch for your museum staff and docents.
1 Day Course
This one day workshop offers a solid foundation to working with the method of Visible Thinking and an overview of numerous thinking routines. Participants will be given an introduction to the art of facilitating discussion using art and museum objects followed by an afternoon of practice in the museum.
2 Day Course
The first day of this two day workshop looks in depth at Visible Thinking and how it can be applied to your museum work.We will discuss the method and its component parts – thinking routines, documentation, the language of thinking and group work. We will consider how to use thinking routines in a variety of contexts and with a variety of groups.
The second day is devoted to practicing the method in the museum. Participants will experience for themselves how to use the routines and how group interactions change once the ‘teacher’ becomes the facilitator. The course facilitators will introduce the participants to many of our tried and tested strategies for working in this way.
Participants on both courses will receive numerous resources for their reference and use with future groups.
We have recently worked with the staff, educators and docents at the following museums: