Mastering the "Thinking Aloud Technique"

The Skill

Thinking Aloud Technique.

Essential Definition

The strategy of thinking aloud is a technique for collaboration in creative thinking. With a partner one person looks at a problem and "speaks" what they think about finding solutions to that problem. Then the process is reversed with the other partner "speaking" their take on the problem at hand. Notes are combined.

Examples of How Used in Kidport

You can review the entire set of lessons and units we have used as the building blocks of this study skill at any time while working through the activities on this skill.

How Useful and Why its Worth Learning


Rules of Use

When to use?

How to Start?

What to do next ?

How do you know when to stop?

Procedures - Major steps in using this skill

Step One

Step Two

Step Three

Step Four How to do step

Guided Walkthru

Try the Skill Yourself

Reflect What You Have Done

Mnemonic, Saying, or Acronym for Recall


Phase 2 - Quiz

Phase 3 - Review Lessons for transfer and elaboration

Transfer to Other Subjects

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