Changing the context within which teaching and learning happens can give a whole new perspective. For example, using a map of the church membership puts the church in the center of a local area study in geography and provides a new framework. A service framework for a topic on transportation can help students explore how transportation can serve the community.
- Learners can be encouraged to think differently about modern foreign languages if a hospitality framework is used rather than a tourist model—for example, exploring the language needed in role play to welcome a new person from another country to your class.
- Learners can rethink classroom expectations of behavior in civics class, changing the common framework of a desert island to one of a playground or garden. Students can reflect on who they need to become to delight and live in harmony in God’s garden or playground, rather than concentrating on survival.
- Learners can reconsider advertising in design and technology by viewing it in light of a concept such as contentment. This can lead them to designing a different style of advertisement as a result of seeing advertising in a new light rather than just taking it for granted.
These examples encourage rethinking as they invite learners to think within new frameworks and contexts, engage their imaginations, and examine familiar habits and ideas.