How to use Zoom In thinking routine in art discussions

Zoom In is one of my favourite Visible Thinking Routines for art discussions - particularly for online classes. However, it does take a bit of preparation. If you’re new to Zoom In, don’t worry, here’s a comprehensive guide on how to prepare and use Zoom In for art discussions.  What is Zoom In thinking routine? The thinking routine Zoom

How to Use Lenses Thinking Routine to Explore Artworks

Every month in the Visible Thinking Membership we have a specialist thinking routine class that gives us the opportunity to discover a new thinking routine or to dig a bit deeper into one we already know. We recently  discovered Lenses thinking routine and here’s how we used this thinking routine to analyse an artwork in an online group discussion

The six core elements in my popular Visible Thinking in the Museum Online (VTMO) course

My Visible Thinking in the Museum Online Course teaches educators to engage their audiences and confidently lead discussions around art and museum objects. This popular course focuses on 6 core elements in its design. You will learn how to give your discussions a flexible structure and substance using thinking routines and how best to engage your group by employing

10 years of Visible Thinking in the Museum

10 years ago, way back in 2011, I discovered the magic of Visible Thinking and starting developing Visible Thinking in the Museum – my method that uses thinking routines to help question formulation and structure, along with facilitation techniques, collaborative learning and museum education practices. Visible Thinking in the Museum is an easy-to-follow method that allows educators like you

What I learned from my first virtual facilitation session with art

Are you thinking about facilitating virtual sessions about art and artefacts, but wondering how your first session will go?  One of the members in my Visible Thinking Membership, Elisa Mosele, recently shared with me details of her first ever virtual facilitation using thinking routines with an artwork. In this week’s ‘pictures of practice’ post, I’m sharing our chat about

9 Easy Ways to Use Artworks to Improve your Questioning Skills

I’ve been using artworks for years as visual information to help me to brainstorm, re-word and improve my questions. I’m not an ‘expert questioner’ by any means and have found that this is a skill that I have had to consistently work at to improve. By using artworks, I really enjoy the process too. There are lots of interesting

6 core thinking routines to use with art now

Looking to get started using thinking routines in guided art discussions? Having trouble narrowing it down? Understandably - there are 90+ thinking routines to choose from..(I've listed them in my Ultimate Thinking Routine list which you can get here). Help is at hand. Here are 6 core thinking routines you can use with art or artefacts right now to

11 Tips for Getting Started with Thinking Routines

Interested in getting started with using Visible Thinking with audiences, art and artefacts, but not sure of your first steps? One of the best ways to get started is by focusing on thinking routines. Here are my 11 top tips for getting started with thinking routines.   1. Follow the steps  Do the routines exactly as they are