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Concept Thinking: Critical and Creative Inquiry

This seminar is right for you if: You are a primary to Year 10 Classroom Teacher.


ISV Seminar Room  


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003 


Wednesday, 16 October 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$295.00 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST) 

$420.00 – Standard Price (excl. GST) 


Program Description: 

Concept thinking is essential for engaging learners and developing student agency, and is fundamental to an effective interdisciplinary or integrated curriculum. Learning and teaching through concepts supports critical and creative citizens. This one-day workshop provides insights and practical strategies for teachers on the essential elements for effective conceptual thinking environments. It includes: 

  • developing a common language for concept-based thinking  
  • inquiry learning and teaching strategies that develop critical and creative thinkers 
  • effective planning for learning and teaching 
  • ways to map state and national curriculum requirements through an interdisciplinary, integrated approach  
  • learning environments that develop student agency. 

These essential elements for effective inquiry learning can be explored in the context of primary or secondary schooling.  

Presenter Information – Marcia Behrenbruch 

Marcia Behrenbruch has over 30 years’ experience in primary and secondary education. She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and Singapore. In addition to international school experience, Marcia worked for the International Baccalaureate (IB) as Head of Global Professional Development for the Primary Years Programme and as Head of School Services, supporting the IB continuum of international education from 3 to 19 years of age. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) at the University of British Columbia in Canada, her Bachelor of Education and Masters at Monash University in Melbourne, and her Doctorate at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Marcia’s book Dancing in the Light: Essential elements for an inquiry classroom is on the reading list for many universities worldwide.