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Free Perspective-Taking Cheatsheets

If you are leading any type of programme with groups around art or objects, then you need to have a perspective-taking thinking routine in your repertoire.

This page includes cheatsheets for the following thinking routines:

  • Step Inside
  • Point of View
  • Step In Step Out Step Back
  • Gaining New Perspectives
  • 3 Y’s
  • Circle of Viewpoints
Perspective-Taking Cheatsheets

Latest Podcast Episodes

I publish a new podcast episode and blog every week on all aspects of engaging your audience with art and ideas – from Visible Thinking in the Museum techniques and ideas, to helping you to develop your questioning or facilitation skills and new tools to experiment with.

BOOKS

Visible Thinking

‘Making Thinking Visible’ by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison, Jossey-Bass 2011

A great introduction to using Visible Thinking with a practical and useful introduction to thinking routines with details of a variety of thinking routines including suggestions for use.

‘The Thinking Classroom’ by Shari Tishman, David N. Perkins and Eileen Jay, Allyn and Bacon 1995

An earlier book focusing on the 6 dimensions of good thinking. Useful information on the language of thinking and teaching for transfer of knowledge and skills from one context to another.

Museum Education

‘The Intelligent Eye: Learning to Think by Looking at Art’ by David N. Perkins, Getty Publications 1994

‘Teaching in the Art Museum’ by Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee, Getty Publications 2011

‘Looking at Art in the Classroom’ by Rebecca Shulman Herz, Teachers College Press 2010

‘Visible Thinking and Interpretation’ by Claire Bown in ‘Interpreting the Art Museum’ edited by Graeme Farnell, Museumsetc 2015

ARTICLES

‘Making Thinking Visible’ Ritchhart, R. & Perkins, D. N. (2008). Educational Leadership, 65 (5), 57-61

‘The Object of their Attention’ Tishman, S (2008). Educational Leadership, 65(5), 44-46

‘Cultivating a Culture of Thinking in Museums’ Ritchhart, R. (2007).  Journal of Museum Education, 32 (2), 137-154.

‘Thinking Routines: Replicating Classroom Practices within Museum Settings’ Rochelle Ibañez Wolberg and Allison Goff, Journal of Museum Education, Volume 37, Issue 1 p59-68 Spr 2012.

‘Thinking Through Art: Transforming Museum Curriculum’ Margaret Burchenal and Michelle Grohe, Journal of Museum Education, Volume 32, Issue 2 (01 June 2007), pp. 111-122

‘Field Trips that Teach Thinking Skills’ Claire Bown, Museum Questions Blog, October 2014.

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