Thinking Routines and Discursive Strategies
Who is this for?
Why use it?
To examine key ideas, data, evidence and findings more deeply
What is it?
This routine supports students to identify their most significant findings, make inferences about their meaning, and consider their implications for next steps in thinking and action.
Materials – Template
Set-Up – Pairs, small groups or large group
How does it work?
Explain columns to students:
In the first column, they record key data, evidence, or ideas.
In the second column, they generate ways of interpreting this data, evidence, or idea.
In the third column, they consider the implications of the data, considering stakeholders, time periods, and contexts.
- Ask students to form small groups, share their responses, and create a visual to represent their 4Cs thinking.
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