Thinking Schools Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Tigray, SNNPRAksum, Hawassa, Hosanna, Yirgalem, Mekelle, Shire

Thinking Schools Ethiopia

Thinking Schools Ethiopia
Thinking Schools Ethiopia (K-12 and University) was started by Robert Seth Price in collaboration with The Thinking Foundation for 8+ years includes Education Bureaus in Addis Ababa, Hossana, Hawassa, Tigray and more. The collaborations include creating a Thinking Schools Ethiopia action guide and a website documenting the collaborations.
The Thinking Schools Ethiopia Guide (English)
Guide in Amharic/English • Tigrinya

The Thinking Foundation & Thinking Schools International
Founded by Thinking Maps creator David Hyerle, the focus is on research of visual tools. Robert Seth Price has collaborated with Dr. Hyerle for many years on visioning; technology developments including for qualitative documentation; co-authored the initial Thinking Schools International guide; and co-produced the Thinking Foundation film Minds of Mississippi.

Thinking Design Healthcare Ethiopia
The goal of the Thinking Designs collaboration with St. Paul’s Millennium Hospital and Medical College, and Mekelle University Health Sciences departments is to integrate a patient centered (hospital and clinical) and student centered (medical college) approach throughout the university and hospital. The goals include supporting the universities vision of becoming a top 25 university of health sciences in the continent of Africa, and creating an environment of critical thinking medical professionals, staff and students to improve their successes within the healthcare field.

Mobile Critical Thinking Tools

Collaborative Processes, Visual Tools,
Frame of Reference, Questioning Models,
Thinking Environments

“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.”
—Audre Lorde

Click on the image to download the guide.

Critical Thinking Tools are the core, and grounding, of what supports and develops authentic student engagement. Student engagement is what keeps us as educators motivated in classrooms and our learning communities. This should be an environment for all students, in all schools, and in all places. Equity consciousness is grounded in belief and belonging.

Critical Thinking Guide

  • Collaborative Processes
    Collaborative Learning, Peer to Peer Coaching and Community Building Exercises.
  • Visual Tools and Mapping
    Visual Maps for brainstorming, cause/effect, compare/contrast, categories, sequencing, relationships/analogies, perspectives for expanding thinking with frames of reference.
  • Frame of Reference
    Cultural Frame of Reference, Schema, Depth and Complexity.
  • Questioning for Inquiry Models
    Powerful Questions, Guiding Questions and Socratic Seminar / Shared Inquiry.
  • Creating a Thinking Environment
    Belief, People, Objects and Materials.

You can download the Mobile Critical Thinking Tools guide, and additionally I would recommend the current collaborations with The Pedagogy of Confidence Leadership Action Guide as a resource. This collaboration with Yvette Jackson includes many of the models, methods and strategies within along with practical implementation modules, how to for many strategies, structures for implementation and research.
Download the Critical Thinking Guide

Go to more about mobile critical thinking tools

Thinking Maps
A cognitive language for organizing thinking.

Thinking Maps, developed by Dr. David Hyerle, are visual teaching tools that foster and encourage lifelong learning. They are based on a simple yet profound insight: The one common instructional thread that binds together all teachers, from pre-kindergarten through postgraduate, is that they all teach the same thought processes.

Based on thorough and well-accepted academic study and brain research, the eight Thinking Map tools correspond with eight fundamental thinking processes.

Thinking Maps, Inc. is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning through the effective implementation of Thinking Maps in schools and school districts around the world. Through quality training, materials and support services, we will equip learning communities with the tools necessary to become successful thinkers, problem solvers, decision makers, and ultimately, lifelong learners.

Thank you Geoffrey Suddreth, General Manager of Thinking Maps®, Inc.; Chris Yeager, Consultant Director for Thinking Maps®, Inc.; and David Hyerle, creator of Thinking Maps® and founder of Thinking Foundation for providing use of Thinking Maps® with professional development by Thinking Schools Ethiopia (Part of Eminence Social Entrepreneurs, Ethiopia) for school leaders, NGO leaders and educators in Ethiopia. Thank you to Corwin Press and the author David Hyerle for permission for reprinting excerpts from Visual Tools for Transforming Information into Knowledge (second edition).

The information below of the Thinking Maps and Frame of Reference for each of the maps  provides an overview. To deeply understand and implement Thinking Maps as a visual language in the classroom and whole school setting, please contact Thinking Schools Ethiopia for professional development training in Ethiopia.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia Blog
The posts below are excerpts with a link to the full post and images / video. Links to previous post archived are listed below the excerpts.