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ERIC Number: EJ888293
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Fishbone Diagrams: Organize Reading Content with a "Bare Bones" Strategy
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Scope, v33 n9 p31-37 Jul 2010
Fishbone diagrams, also known as Ishikawa diagrams or cause-and-effect diagrams, are one of the many problem-solving tools created by Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, a University of Tokyo professor. Part of the brilliance of Ishikawa's idea resides in the simplicity and practicality of the diagram's basic model--a fish's skeleton. This article describes how you can use Fishbone diagrams to organize reading content with this "bare bones" strategy. (Contains 6 figures, 2 resources, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A