Visible Thinking Routines (Questioning (What makes you say that?,…
Visible Thinking Routines
To organise workflow & topics
Integration of content
What makes you say that?
clarifying truth claims
uncovering a worldview
Promoting higher-order thinking
What's left hanging? What isn't explained? What new reasons does your claim raise?
Establishing a Learning Culture
: Things you see, feel, and know that support your claim.
Promoting discussion and questioning
Have students create own questions
Stop; Look; Listen
The routine follows a simple 3-step structure:
Stop: Be clear about the claim.
Define your question from your list of facts and uncertainties.
Look: Find your sources.
Where will you look? Consider obvious and non-obvious places.
Listen: Hear what the sources tell you with an open mind.
Is it possible for your source to be biased and how might this skew your conclusions?