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Making Thinking Routine: Cognition in action

Enhance cognition in the classroom

Thinking routines
Thursday 16 & Friday 17 May 2024
2 days, or 1 day for each separate event
In person at ISV
1-day: $395 ISV Member Schools
($790 for non-Members)
2-days: $600 ISV Member Schools
($1,200 for non-Members)

What kinds of higher-order thinking skills will best support people to thrive in the world today? How might learning spaces and cultures be established to promote such forms of thinking among learners of all ages?

Making Thinking Routine is a research‐based method designed to enhance cognition in the classroom. It illuminates how teachers can ignite student curiosity and engagement.

It integrates flexible thinking into content instruction to deepen learning and develop students’ thinking skills and dispositions.

Making Thinking Routine has been developed in partnership with Independent Schools Victoria and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Making Thinking Routine

Thursday 16 May 2024

  • What are thinking routines?
  • How can thinking routines support specific thinking dispositions in learners?
  • How can you use thinking routines flexibly across the curriculum?

Designing Thinking Routines

Friday 17 May 2024

  • Explore using thinking routines in different contexts.
  • Engage with thinking routines designed to develop the capacities they value.
  • Experiment and create new thinking routines relevant to your school context.

Thinking Routines: Making & Designing Masterclass

Thursday 16–Friday 17 May 2024

Enrol in our two-day ‘Thinking Routines Masterclass’ and take advantage of the reduced rate to attend both days.

Participants will come away with:

  • Pedagogy to effectively and creatively engage students in their learning to create a student-centred learning culture
  • Increased confidence to develop student general capabilities, skills, knowledge and attitudes to learning in sync with the Victorian and Australian school curriculums
  • Processes and procedures to sustain a culture of self-reflection, deep thinking and global interdependence in their schools
  • A set of new thinking routines, designed specifically for their contexts, that have undergone peer critique and revision
  • Strategies to model and lead thinking routines throughout their school.

More information

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