Mindware and the Metacurriculum: D. N. Perkins | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

Perkins and the Six Key Principles of the Cultures of Thinking Project:


1. Skills are not sufficient; we must also have the disposition to use them.

2. The development of thinking and understanding is fundamentally a social endeavor.

3. The culture of the classroom teaches.

4. As educators, we must strive to make students thinking visible.

5. Good thinking utilizes a variety of resources and is facilitated by the use of external tools to “download” or “distribute” one╩╝s thinking.

6. For classrooms to be cultures of thinking for students, schools must be cultures of thinking for teachers.


To access the six principles document: http://www.ronritchhart.com/COT_Resources_files/6Principles%20of%20COT_V2.pdf