We see an opportunity…

Why ThinkPlus

Our wondrous, fast-paced, globally connected world offers new opportunities, but also poses new challenges with no ready-made solutions. Information is abundant and instantly accessible. The thinking required to collaborate, innovate, create and solve problems is scarce. Formal education requires a boost to ensure that young learners are prepared for the unknown challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

We have an answer…

ThinkPlus!

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ThinkPlus is a metacurriculum for learnable intelligence and thinking tools, to be implemented in Australian schools from years Prep to 12.

ThinkPlus is designed to develop an awareness of how our brains work, growth mindsets, good thinking dispositions and practical tools for collaboration, problem solving and creativity.

The metacurriculum is based on contemporary research about how the brain learns and thinking occurs. The key to ThinkPlus is the concept that intelligence can be grown with effort.

By instilling young learners with the confidence and ability to think through problems, we envisage that they will be better equipped to navigate challenges in the 21st century.

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Our Approach

ThinkPlus is employing educational design research for the development of the metacurriculum.

Our approach aims to address the needs of young learners, classrooms and schools by involving students, teachers, school leadership and parents.

Educational design research provides a direct link between research and practice. It is based on the premise that products and services need to be co-designed with end users in order to iteratively address complex contexts and problems. Therefore, the research and development for the ThinkPlus metacurriculum is conducted in classrooms and with students, teachers, school leadership teams and parents.

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Our People

Throughout each phase of the project, ThinkPlus is supported by a rich community of passionate individuals and groups including teachers, school leaders, parents, practitioners, academics, designers and, of course, young people.

 

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