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Sustained shared thinking

This term refers to situations in which educators and children enter into a dialogue with one another that can be conducive to shared thinking, discussing issues, solving problems, or clarifying concepts.

The child experiences active involvement during this two-way communication and feels empowered by it. Sustained shared thinking can provide a good opportunity to address complex questions from children with high cognitive abilities and to create an interactive dialogue with the children.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.