Thinking Schools of South Africa (TSSA)

We have found that Thinking Maps, developed by David Hyerle, lend themselves beautifully to our metacognitive and strategy learning curriculum.

The eight Thinking Maps correspond to eight fundamental metacognitive processes such as describing in context; describing qualities; comparing and contrasting; classifying; whole part relationships; sequencing; cause and effect; and analogical thinking.

All maps are set in a metacognitive frame that facilitates reflection. These eight fundamental Thinking Maps form a transformative language for learning and are eminently suited for our learners. They provide structure and organisation and they are used throughout the school.