Visible thinking helps students in learning to learn.  This aspect of our model involves students talking specifically about what they are learning:

  • the big, overarching questions
  • how learning fits into the overall sequence of what is being learned
  • why learning is important to the student's life and the real world

Visible thinking empowers students to be better learners.  It also creates important relationships, as this learning method is usually facilitated in a group setting, with students having the opportunity to learn from and with each other.

Visible thinking fosters a powerful link between the teacher and the learner.  It demystifies teaching by clarifying what the students are learning, why they are learning it and how.