115 learners taking this course
Thinking tools help foster curiosity, concern for truth and a creative mindset. They can be used to gauge prior knowledge, dig deep into a topic and guide reflection in any subject area or year level. In this course, you will discover how to use tools that you can weave into the fabric of your curriculum to extend and deepen students’ thinking.
In this course, you’ll learn:
- How to teach each element of the Critical and Creative Thinking general capability
- How to dig deep into topics and personal opinions
- How to help Year 7-12 students identify their own thinking processes
- How to download lesson plans containing a range of thinking tools
This course will take you 2 hours to complete. Enjoy it in one session or spread it out over a few weeks. You will have ongoing access.
This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish.
WHAT ARE THE CURRICULUM LINKS?
- Year 7-12: All subject areas
- Cross curriculum priorities: All cross-curriculum priorities
- General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
IS IT ACCREDITED FOR PD HOURS?
This course is mapped to the Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for teacher professional development hours in the following states and territories:
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories
2.1.2 Apply knowledge of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area to develop engaging teaching activities.
3.3.3 Plan and implement well-structured learning and teaching programs or lesson sequences that engage students and promote learning.
3.4.2 Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning.
This program has been approved for accreditation within the ACT for 2023.
Please be advised you will be accredited within 14 days of completion.
Krista Nisi is the Head Writer at Cool Australia and brings over 15 years of experiencing working in education, tertiary and local government. She holds a Masters in Environment (Environmental Education) from the University of Melbourne. Krista looks for innovative ways to involve young people in early learning and school education by helping them explore, think about and engage with the world around them.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.