Upcoming Foundational Workshops

Foundational workshops provides school leaders and teachers with the expert guidance, collaborative network and professional learning partnership required to lead teaching for thinking at your school. The foundational workshop is facilitated by Dr Peter Ellerton from the University of Queensland. Peter is 1 of 3 national experts who redeveloped version 9 of the Critical and Creative Thinking General Capability. Peter’s passion is working with educators to enable a teaching for thinking focus across all year levels and subject areas.

  • Improve pedagogical practices by shifting the focus from knowledge to inquiry, working collaboratively and providing a language of feedback on thinking.

  • Enhance curriculum delivery by planning for student thinking and aligning cognitive verbs and 21st century skills across P-10 learning areas/general capabilities and Year 11-12 subjects.

  • Develop expert teaching teams by sharing best practice within your school team and collaborating across the Aspiring Thinkers network.

Foundational workshops content includes:

  • how to develop cognitive skills through a shift in focus from knowledge to inquiry

  • how to think and plan in the language of student cognition

  • how to work collaboratively so thinking can be shared

  • how to facilitate metacognition and provide a language of feedback on thinking

  • learning experience design and virtues/characteristics of effective thinkers.

Brisbane Foundational Workshops

Foundational Workshop

2 Day in-person

20- 21 October 2022

(Thursday and Friday)

Term 4, Week 3 | 9.00am–3.30pm

Allan Border Field, Albion

Register by 14 October

Foundational Workshop

(in-person and online)

Part 1: In-person workshop at UQ

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Term 4, Week 9 | 8.30 am – 4.00pm

Part 2: Online Zoom meeting

Thursday 1 December 2022

Term 4, Week 9 | 3:30 am–5:00pm

Register by 1 November

Goldcoast Foundational Workshops

Coming back in 2023

Regional Foundational Workshops

Please contact us on admin@impact.eq.edu.au to discuss workshops at other locations e.g. Regional Queensland.

We can coordinate with local school networks, regional office, CLaW, etc.