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Thursday, July 27 • 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Discourse in the Culture of Thinking Classroom

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How do conversation, language, and discussion in a Culture of Thinking classroom differ from that of a traditional classroom?  How do we understand effective discourse patterns, versus ineffective ones, so that we as teachers can better foster powerful learning communities? This mini course will focus on current research conducted by the Cultures of Thinking research team at Project Zero in the area of discourse.  Drawing on current work in field, Ron Ritchhart
will share practices that can help teachers at all year levels and across subject areas create a culture of thinking that empowers students and fosters deep understanding.  We will look at how we as teachers can use routines that are designed to facilitate thinking while structuring the discourse of the classroom.

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Ron Ritchhart

Principal Investigator, HGSE Project Zero
Ron Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at Harvard Project Zero where his work focuses on the development of school and classroom culture as prime vehicles for developing students’ as powerful thinkers and learners.  Ron’s most recent book, Creating... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:15pm - 3:45pm
"The LJ" Jane Woodruff Hall