Circle of Viewpoints
A thinking routine for exploring diverse perspectives
Brainstorm a list of different perspectives and then use this script to explore of one:
- I am thinking of…the topic…from the point of view of…the perspective/viewpoint you’ve chosen.
- I think…describe the topic from your viewpoint. Be an actor – take on the character of your viewpoint.
- A Question I have from this viewpoint is…ask a question from this viewpoint.
- Wrap up: What new ideas do you have about the topic that you didn’t have before? What new questions do you have?
Note: Role playing when discussing race, identity, overt expressions of racial intolerance prejudice are strongly discouraged.
Adapted from: Visible Thinking Project, Project Zero
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