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Indigenous Literacy Day 2022: Teacher Resources + Further Learning

Visible Thinking Routines to Help Unpack New Ideas

Visible thinking routines help support student inquiry into various topics.   

A thinking routine is a set of questions or a brief sequence of steps used to scaffold and support student thinking. 

The following routines can be used to help students unpack some of the big ideas behind Reconciliation Week.

Indigenising Pedagogy

Consider weaving elements of Indigenous pedagogy into your teaching practice.

8 Ways of Learning

  • Story Sharing: Approaching learning through narrative.
  • Learning Maps: Explicitly mapping/visualising processes.
  • Non-verbal: Applying intra-personal and kinaesthetic skills to thinking and learning.
  • Symbols and Images: Using images and metaphors to understand concepts and content.
  • Land Links: Place-based learning, linking content to local land and place.
  • Non-linear: Producing innovations and understanding by thinking laterally or combining systems.
  • Deconstruct/Reconstruct: Modelling and scaffolding, working from wholes to parts (watch then do).
  • Community Links: Centring local viewpoints, applying learning for community benefit.

Dialogue circles (or yarning circles)