Angela Salmon

Dr. Angela K. Salmon is Associate Professor in Early Childhood at Florida International University in Miami, USA.

Her interest in the interplay between cognition and language and literacy development has led her to conduct research in such areas as children's theory of mind, metacognition, language and literacy development, teacher's discourse in the classroom, music, play and thinking and the development of communities of practice.

Her longstanding partnership with Project Zero at Harvard Graduate School of Education has evolved into numerous research initiatives, professional development opportunities, refereed publications and presentations in national and international conferences.

Dr. Salmon is the founder and leader of the Visible Thinking South Florida initiative. She has been a leader in the prestigions Latin American Committee Literacy Development for the International Reading Association".




Making language and thinking visible: The interplay between language and cognition

The interplay between language and cognition is a precursor children's language and literacy development in their first and second language. The Visible Thinking Approach developed by Project Zero researchers offer a venue to make thinking visible and scaffold children's executive functions, metacognition and the theory of mind; key elements for language and literacy development. See how a culture of thinking create a context that promote thinking and learning.



Making thinking visible: Strategies to uncover thinking and promote language and literacy development in first and second language

Upon introducing the cultural forces, the participants will be actively involved in the use of some thinking routines that will make them appreciate the benefits of slowing down to observe objects or images in detail and reflect about their observations in order to generate deep understanding. In the process, the participants will analyze how the thinking routines help children develop thinking dispositions and habits of mind.  Through experiences in the field, the participants will be able to understand how children feel the need to externalize their thoughts with oral or written language in any language as a result of making their thinking visible.


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