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- March 2016: Creating Thinking Classrooms
March 2016: Creating Thinking Classrooms
Leading change in 21st century schools requires clear goals and a clear vision for the schools we want. This requires a reorientation of the central goals of education and a renovation to existing practices that builds upon the quality work already being done in schools.
The workshop will explore a renewed vision for schools built upon the notion of a "thinking classroom" and the five pillars required to renovate teaching practices for the 21st century. Issues such as academic engagement, sustained inquiry, digital-enhanced learning and assessment-rich learning will be explored with many practical suggestions shared for renovating schools to place quality thinking at the core of learning for all children.
Garfield Gini-Newman – Associate Professor, OISE/UT; Senior National Consultant, The Critical Thinking Consortium