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Mario Rinvolucri uses the term ‘thinking frames' to describe useful ways of thinking about what he does in the classroom. He compares these to filters or lenses through which we can see situations differently. Rinvolucri suggests that we can find different ways of learning and teaching through applying different thinking frames.
Rinvolucri gives the example of the NLP maxim ‘The map is not the territory' as a thinking frame which he has found useful.
In the classroom
Teachers can encourage learners to find different ways of learning (different ‘thinking frames' ) through analysing how they learn now and then giving them the opportunity to try different ways. For example, learners can try different methodologies, activities and tools that they normally would not exploit in the class.