Do your gifted learners use the complexity tool of “multiple perspectives” to analyze stories, problems, and historical events? Here’s a TED Talk (via Free Technology for Teachers) about real life multiple perspectives that will make your students (and you!) reconsider basic assumptions:
When I show my students a video like this, I ask them to delve deeper using their thinking tools. Here’s the typical procedure:
- First, we spend a day discussing the video itself
- Students create a combination of depth and complexity tools that matches their interpretation of the video:
- Multiple perspectives cause ethical problems.
- Language can be a paradox.
- Students then spend time generating examples from other disciplines that match their deep and complex statement.
- We then have a day of presentations.
Have any other uses for a video like this? Let me know in the comments!
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