Visual Tools for Transforming Information into Knowledge

ISBN-10: 1412924278

ISBN-13: 9781412924276

Edition: 2nd 2009

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Description: Featuring new research and examples, this practical resource focuses on brainstorming webs, graphic organisers, and concept maps to improve instruction and enhance students cognitive development.

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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

David Hyerle is an independent researcher, author, and consultant focused on literacy, thinking-process instruction, and whole-school change. He is the developer of the Thinking Maps language and is presently codirector of Designs for Thinking, a consulting and research group based in New England.

Foreword
Prologue
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Summary Definition of Visual Tools
Introduction:Transforming Static Information Into Active Knowledge
Blind Insights
Right Now: Jumping the Achievement Gap for All Children
Overview of the Book
The Mapping Metaphor
Cognitive Dissonance in Representation Systems
The Elephant in the Room
The Mapping Metaphor: Terra Incognita
Mapping the Brain
Visual Tools for Mapmaking
The Foundation of the Mapping Metaphor: Seeing
Facilitating the Networking Brain and the Patterning Mind
Nonlinguistic and Linguistic Representations
Research Studies on Graphic Organizers
Reading Comprehension and Reading First Research
Mapping Living Systems
The Brain Is a Pattern Detector
The Visual Brain
The Mind Organizes Into Schematic Patterns
Multiple Intelligences as Active Patterns
Habits of Mind
Using Visual Tools
Clarifying a Confusion of Terms and Tools
Content-Specific Visual Tools
Defining Visual Tools
Theory-Embedded Tools
Types of Visual Tools
Reviewing Your Toolkit
Choosing Appropriate Visual Tools
The Importance of Student Ownership of Visual Tools
Saving Time
Constructing Knowledge in Cooperative Groups
Beyond Blueprints, Templates, and Blackline Masters
Brainstorming Webs for Facilitating the Creative Mind
Flow of Information and Knowledge
Thinking in Pictures
The Brain and Brainstorming
The Misconceptions About Brainstorming Webs
Webs for Facilitating Habits of Mind
Software for Brainstorming Webs
Brainstorming Webs for Collaborative Reflection
Mind Mapping
Viewing Book Reviews
Mindscapes From Metaphors
Seeking Personal Growth
Graphic Organizers for Analytical Tasks
An Overview of Graphic Organizers
Comparing Graphic Organizers and Brainstorming Webs
Organizers for Habits of Mind
Chunking, Memory, and the Organizing Brain
Content-Specific Graphics as an Advanced Organizer
Process-Specific Maps
The Big-Picture Organizers
Mapping Lesson Plans
Design and Understanding
Conceptual Mapping for Integrating Creative and Analytical Thinking
Thinking About the Box
Habits of Mind and Conceptual Maps
When Thinking Became Popular
Novak and Gowin's Concept Mapping Techniques
The Inductive Tower
Argument Maps and Rationale
Feedbacks and Flows in the System
Connection Circles
Systems Thinking
Leaving Tracks
An Integration of Visual Representations: Teaching With Unit Visual Frameworks
Thinking Maps: A Synthesis Language of Visual Tools
A Short History of Thinking Maps
Defining Thinking Maps as a Language
Five Levels of Thinking Maps Implementation
Differentiated Thinking Patterns for English-Language Learners
Essential Cognitive Questions Based in Standards
Using Thinking Maps Software to Map the Standards
From Students and Teachers to Leadership Development and Whole-Schools Transformations
The Role of Thinking Maps in the Process of Becoming a Professional learning Community
Whole System Change
Thinking Maps for Special Needs, by Cynthia Manning
Thinking Maps Give Me a Chance to Learn: Learning Prep Student
Background on Learning Prep School
Developing the Fundamental Psychological Processes Through Thinking Maps
Thinking Maps and High-Stakes Testing
Teachers and Students See the Success
Thinking Maps and "the Real World"
In Conclusion
References and Further Reading
Index
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