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1 Creating thinkers in the Ethnic School Language Classroom Dr. Teresa De Fazio School of Education Victoria University

2 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Why create thinkers? Dont our students think already? Do you present activities that engage their thinking?

3 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007

4 Six metaphorical hats What is sold in your tuckshop? White hat Do you feel it is a good menu? Red hat What is on it that is not healthy/ nice? Black hat What is on it that is healthy/nice? Yellow hat How could it be reorganised to be both healthy and nice? Green hat Put together an improved tuckshop list Blue hat

5 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Lets get thinking …

6 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007

7 White hat thinking Tell me a story… Recount as a: Cloze activity Cloze activity Oral retelling Oral retelling Ordering and sequencing of facts etc. Ordering and sequencing of facts etc. Gather data Gather data What are the facts What are the facts Locate the information Locate the information

8 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Red hat thinking Feeling/reaction chart Feeling/reaction chart Express your feelings (emotions – cards) Express your feelings (emotions – cards) What are your emotional reactions to the story? What are your emotional reactions to the story? Worried about Pinocchio Scared- what will happen to Pinocchio? Disappointed for the dad I find Jimmy Cricket funny

9 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Black hat thinking Story flashcards Story flashcards Deeper level work with the cloze Deeper level work with the cloze Identify the problems/issues? Identify the problems/issues? What events/issues came up in the story that were not dealt with constructively/appropriately? What events/issues came up in the story that were not dealt with constructively/appropriately?

10 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Yellow hat thinking Story flashcards Story flashcards Deeper level work with the cloze Deeper level work with the cloze Identify the positives Identify the positives What events/issues came up in the story that were dealt with constructively and appropriately? What events/issues came up in the story that were dealt with constructively and appropriately?

11 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Green hat thinking Draw a solution Draw a solution Mind map a set of solutions Mind map a set of solutions Flow chart a solution Flow chart a solution Plan a solution Plan a solution Describe a solution Describe a solution Create a solution What could be a more appropriate alternative to the problem? What could be a more appropriate alternative to the problem? How could the situation be changed to be more positive/resolved? How could the situation be changed to be more positive/resolved?

12 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Blue Hat thinking Students take on a metacognitive approach to their learning – they look at and lead their own learning putting on their own hats as needed. Students take on a metacognitive approach to their learning – they look at and lead their own learning putting on their own hats as needed. Conduct/lead the thinking Conduct/lead the thinking Consider the thinking process Consider the thinking process

13 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Start easy to become familiar with the process, then have fun with real-life issues

14 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Global warming White hat What are the facts about global warming? Red hat How does the issue make you feel? Black hat What are the negatives about the issue? Yellow hat What are the positives? Green hat What can be done to address the issue? Blue hat Have you covered the thinking process carefully

15 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 The value of language learning to you?

16 Dr. Teresa De Fazio, Victoria University, 2007 Which hat should our students wear at the end of their language learning experience?


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