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Notice 13 2019

Notice to Schools 13/2019 − 20 February 2019

Register for F−10 Critical and Creative Thinking workshops

Principals/Directors and primary and secondary school teachers

Main points

The VCAA invites F−10 teachers to attend two professional learning workshops about Critical and Creative Thinking in March.

The workshops will be co-facilitated by visiting Professor Bill Lucas , an international authority in the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of Critical and Creative Thinking.

Primary and secondary school teachers are welcome to attend either or both workshops. Participation is free.

Workshop 1 will be held on Tuesday 5 March. Register by Monday 25 February.

Workshop 2 will be held on Thursday 7 March. Register by Wednesday 27 February.

Action required

Principals/Directors should make staff aware of these free professional learning opportunities.

Critical dates

Monday 25 February

Wednesday 27 February

Additional information

Workshop 1 – Critical and Creative Thinking: Why and how to teach and assess

Presented by Professor Bill Lucas, University of Winchester, and Sharon Foster, Victorian Curriculum

In this workshop, participants will share challenges and gain insights into implementing the curriculum in a school context, signature pedagogies and supporting assessment to progress student learning.

Workshop 2 – Critical and Creative Thinking: Do you know how to support students to transfer their critical and creative thinking into every classroom?

Presented by Professor Bill Lucas, University of Winchester, and Dr Michelle Anderson, Director, Interface2Consulting.

In this workshop, participants will explore how to transfer Critical and Creative Thinking to the classroom. There will be time to share challenges and gain insights into how to teach the curriculum, embed it in other curriculum areas and teach for the transfer of knowledge and skills.

Both workshops will be held between 9am and 3.45pm at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel (corner of Exhibition and Lonsdale streets).

For more information, contact Sharon Foster: or (03) 90321680.