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Perspective Taking/Multiple Perspectives

Overview

Understanding that different individuals may experience and view the same event differently is a higher level cognitive skill that develops in adolescence and throughout adulthood. When adult learners navigate varying perspectives, particularly while reading, they deepen their understanding of events and the concepts involved. In turn, activities in which learners are encouraged to take multiple perspectives foster critical analysis and build critical literacy, key components of Problem Solving. These activities also strengthen Foundational Reading Skills and support learning for those whose Primary Language is not English.

Use It In Your Learning Environment

Knowledge is believed to be bolstered by social interaction, including analyzing and offering multiple perspectives on concepts and ideas. Instructors can promote this type of conversation in face-to-face environments or facilitate online discussions through message boards, collaborative writing software, or other interactive media. Instr