Quick summary: The K-W-H-L thinking tool can be used when introducing a new topic. It serves as an aid to ensure a student’s interest is catered to and helps to determine what needs to be taught. The chart is introduced at the beginning of the topic, and can only be completed once a student have finished their investigation of the topic. The chart can also be used as an assessment tool.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
This thinking tool can be integrated into a number of subject areas as the focus is on developing the General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum and 21st century skills.
Resources required: Pen/pencil, KWHL chart.
Keywords: Thinking tool, K-W-H-L, learning tool, prior-knowledge, assessment.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.