Module 5 has thus far focused on the Four Cs of Thinking. This is because of the old adage, ‘It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it.’ Those ‘four Cs’ – critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinking – will ensure the strategies we’re about to look at are used in the ‘right way’. Indeed, it could be said that not only are they preferred partners but essential enablers for the pit tools to work properly.
So, with the Four Cs covered, it’s time to turn to Chapter 6 of the LC Book. You’ll notice it is entitled ‘Construct Meaning’ because each of these tools – used in conjunction with one or more of the Four Cs – will help your students organise and make sense of all the conflicting ideas that caused them to go into the Learning Pit in the first place. In other words, these tools will help your students construct meaning and thereby climb out of the pit.