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ACSA Webinars
Term 2

Ryan Gill, Head of Senior School, Masada College

Sparking the curiosity - Developing a culture of thinking in our classrooms and schools

Wednesday 16 June 2021 7-8pm AEST

Session complete. Recording available via ACSA Webinars on Demand

Ryan Gill

How might teachers place critical and creative thinking at the heart of what happens in classrooms to foster a curious classroom culture? How might critical and creative thinkers attain deeper understanding of content and greater motivation to learn? How might students become more alert to opportunities for thinking and learning? What is the right balance? And how might students become thinkers, rather than do thinking?

Drawing on the decade long experience at Masada College, in this mini-session, Ryan Gill will provide an introduction to building cultures of thinking (Harvard University, Project Zero) using exemplar practice from his own teaching practice.  

AITSL Standards Addressed:
3.3.2 Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem solving and critical and creative thinking
3.5.2 Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student understanding, participation, engagement and achievement
4.1.2 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities