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Making Thinking Visible

Montage of student work Promoting Students' Model Building and Collaborative Discourse

Making Thinking Visible is a large scale design study involving middle and high school students from California and Massachusetts who collaborated on-line about plate tectonic activity in their respective locations.

Overview of Making Thinking Visible

Research Goals

The "What's on Your Plate?" Curriculum

Research Results


Making Thinking Visible is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant No. REC-9980600 awarded to Janice Gobert. The WISE project is funded by the Nationals Science Foundation by grants awarded to Marcia Linn, UC-Berkeley. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


Janice Gobert, Principal Investigator

Amy Pallant, Researcher and Curriculum Developer

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