To conclude this chapter, we offer you one complete Let’s Think! session transcript without comment. As you read it through, check whether you can:
• identify the concrete preparation
• find examples of cognitive conflict, social construction, and metacognition
• see if there is any bridging.
The context is an activity which explores an exclusion rule (‘In this Town’ activity in Let’s Think!). An orange square represents a town. It has a broad white border which represents ‘outside the town’. Cards have pictures of lorries, cars, motorbikes and buses on them. The teacher explains that there is a rule: ‘No lorries are allowed inside the town’. Now read on …
Figure 5.6: Which vehicle breaks the rule?