Visible Thinking Routines with Adobe Creativity for all

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what visible thinking routines are.
  • Remix a visible thinking routine template in Adobe Express.
  • Consider a short lesson sequence and produce a learning intention and success criteria.
  • Create a remixable template of a visible thinking routine to be used as an activity in the lesson.

Visible Thinking Routines

Visible Thinking Routines are a set of strategies and techniques designed to promote active thinking and deeper understanding among students. They help students develop critical thinking skills, engage in meaningful discussions, and reflect on their own thought processes.

  • Enhanced Student Engagement: promote active participation and engagement in learning activities.
  • Improved Learning Outcomes: help students develop a deeper understanding of content, leading to improved learning outcomes and academic achievement.
  • Development of Critical Thinking Skills: foster critical thinking skills, such as analysis, evaluation, inference, and problem-solving.
  • Promotion of Metacognitive Awareness: students become more aware of their own thinking processes, leading to increased metacognitive awareness and self-regulation.
  • Facilitation of Meaningful Discussions: provide a framework for meaningful discussions, where students can share and explore their ideas, perspectives, and interpretations collaboratively.
  • Foster Collaboration and Communication: often involve collaborative activities and discussions where students learn from each other's perspectives and build upon each other's ideas.
  • Cultivation of a Positive Classroom Culture: By encouraging open dialogue and valuing diverse viewpoints students feel heard and respected.

Links to the Australian Curriculum

Thinking Routines

What do you use in your classroom?

  • Core thinking routines.
  • Introducing and exploring new ideas and concepts.
  • Digging deeper into ideas.
  • Synthesising and organising ideas.
  • Investigating objects and systems.
  • Perspective taking.
  • Considering controversies, dilemas and perspectives.
  • Generating possibilities and analogies.
  • Exploring art, images and objects.
  • Global thinking.

Visible Thinking Routines with Video

Build your students digital fluency skills by having them create a video to demonstrate their thinking.