Pre-Primary

Expert Thinking

Expert Thinking is the habit of knowing how to address a problem you’ve never seen before with whatever body of knowledge you possess.  While young children are just beginning to amass knowledge, we want them to feel confident improvising, experimenting, and collaborating with others to tackle something new.

Pre-primary students are encouraged to do this every day in math, science, and with their work trays.  Practicing the social skills of listening, processing, and taking turns, they learn how to work both individually and as part of a team, contributing their talents and celebrating those of their classmates.

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What is Expert Thinking, Anyway?

PBL and Expert Thinking in action

We’ll explore Expert Thinking in this video, and observe the use of project-based learning in Moses Brown classrooms!

Faculty

Gara Field

Interim Head of Upper School/Dir. of Global Education

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Gara Field

University of Hartford – B.A.
University of Hartford – M.A.
Harvard University – M.Ed.
University of Connecticut – Ph.D.

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