Session 701

Title: Problem Based Learning for all ages

Presenter: James Phelps – Epping North Public School

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: How can busy primary teachers build their capacity to develop critical and creative thinking skills in their students? This session will provide classroom teachers and school leaders with tips for integrating critical and creative thinking into their classroom programs so that students can identify problems (by thinking critically) and solve problems (by thinking creatively).

Many schools have included Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) or Problem-Based Learning as a priority in their school planning or Strategic Directions. The information in this course will give staff some assistance towards accomplishing this in their school (APST 6.2.2). Teachers will receive takeaway tools to help them equip their students to use CCT in tasks that require problem solving (APST 3.3.2).

Target Audience: K – 12 Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Participants to bring a unit of work, laptop and an open mind.