A Model of Shared Thinking

Nicholas Bowskill from Glasgow is presenting a paper now, Giving shareable form to collective thought using a Shared Thinking approach.

His research thesis is to explore collaborative construction of a public view of learner collective thinking from reflective dialogue to create new pedagogical and methodological possibilities. Interesting concept, which I will mark off as another paper I need to read when I have a few moments. Really interesting concept of small group inquiry, where there is a representation of the view of the whole group. This is focused around student construction and grouping, but from a group perspective.

Collaborative reflection appears to have several levels of benefits. It seems especially useful for collective experience over time, so this can be visually shared back with the students to initiate conversation as to development during a course.

The website for this is http://sharedthinking.info/