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5 Thinking Routines for Comparing, Contrasting and Making Connections

INTRODUCTION Today I’m sharing 5 different thinking routines that you can use to compare, contrast and make connections. I’m exploring how you can use these thinking routines to create engaging discussions with art, objects and ideas. I'll look first at what comparing & contrasting is and why it’s important. Then I'm sharing some ideas for things you might

Pictures of Practice with Gabrielle Grime

PICTURES OF PRACTICE WITH GABRIELLE GRIME INTRODUCTION  Today on our 50th episode, I'm launching a new series of episodes all about 'pictures of practice'. I'm really interested is in finding out how other museum educators around the world engage their audiences with art and objects. What are some of the practices that are really important to

5 New Thinking Routines to Try in 2022

5 NEW THINKING ROUTINES TO TRY IN 2022 Have you been using the same thinking routines for a while now? Maybe you’ve got a few core routines that you’re comfortable with and now you’re looking for some new routines to add to your repertoire? Sometimes it can be reassuring to stick to the same methods and

How to Use See Think Wonder in your Art Discussions

HOW TO USE SEE THINK WONDER IN YOUR ART DISCUSSIONS SUMMARY Today I’m doing a deep dive on the most famous and well-known thinking routine of them all - See Think Wonder. I’m going to share with you how you can use this thinking routine in your art discussions and why it’s one of the best routines

Step Inside: Thinking Routines to Foster Perspective-Taking

STEP INSIDE: THINKING ROUTINES TO FOSTER PERSPECTIVE-TAKING SUMMARY Perspective-taking is about seeing a situation or understanding a concept from an alternative view point, such as that of someone else. It is a skill that needs to be encouraged - particularly in children. Your brain has to work quite hard to get good at perspective-taking. And in the opposite

The magic of thinking routines: what are they and how can you use them?

Thinking routines are an essential part of the Visible Thinking in the Museum method. They have been a magical ingredient in helping me to confidently create engaging discussions around objects and artworks over the past 10 years. They’ve also been a great way to engage audiences to get them really interested in art and objects, making them curious

The moment when I first heard the words ‘Visible Thinking’

In this first episode, I’m going to be talking about the main method I use to engage audiences with art and ideas - that’s my Visible Thinking in the Museum method which I started developing 10 years ago this year. The Visible Thinking in the Museum method is an easy-to-follow framework that allows educators to confidently lead engaging discussion-based