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 queation 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, and prejudice is discouraged.

Adapted from: Visible Thinking Project, Project Zero