Project Zero

Project Zero’s mission is “to understand and enhance high-level thinking and learning across disciplines and cultures and in a range of contexts, including schools, businesses, museums and digital environments.”

Visit the Project Zero website for more information.

The IdGlobal project examines the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary work carried out by researchers, college faculty, secondary school teachers, and students in a variety of research and educational contexts. Veronica Boix Mansilla leads a team of researchers and practitioners that work on a novice-expert paradigm: Building on an empirical understanding of the cognitive, social, emotional and institutional dimensions of interdisciplinary work among experts working in exemplary institutions, the project develops frameworks and practical tools to understand interdisciplinary student learning and guide quality interdisciplinary education.

The Cultures of Thinking project examines the cultural forces in classrooms, schools and group learning environments that support deep and complex thinking. Ron Ritchhart leads a team of researchers and practitioners in educational institutions around the world. His latest book, titled Creating Cultures of Thinking: The Eight Cultural Forces We Must Master To Truly Transform Our Schools, is scheduled for publication in 2015. His previous book, Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners, was published in 2011.

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