Full course description
Date and time
Friday 29 July, 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you you want to learn how to assess and develop your students’ Habits of Mind using the new Habits of Mind Profile Tool.
The Habits of Mind are one of the true classics in education. Derived by Art Costa and Bena Kallick, the Habits of Mind describe what the most efficacious learners do when confronted with problems, the solutions to which are not immediately apparent.
For more than 25 years, schools around the world have been working to improve student learning outcomes by infusing the Habits of Mind into their curriculum and classrooms. Over that time we have seen student learning outcomes improve and schools flourish as the Habits of Mind are adopted and lived throughout the school community.
To succeed with the Habits of Mind, we must shift from teaching about the Habits (and asking students to “use” them) to teaching for the Habits of Mind. We must also take action to ensure students explicitly develop and improve how they engage with the Habits.
In this course, we will go beyond the basics. We’ll ensure your work with the Habits of Mind has a significant and enduring impact on student learning outcomes. James Anderson shares his insights – from his own classroom experiences and his many years working with schools around the globe – to ensure you succeed with the Habits of Mind.
Importantly you’ll be introduced to the Habits of Mind Profile Tool – a revolutionary new way to assess students’ Habits of Mind, set goals for development and monitor growth. This powerful tool lets you virtually “See” students’ Habits of Mind. The Habits of Mind Profile is a unique a powerful tool to power student learning.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning -Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning
- four key insights that ensure long term success with Habits of Mind at the whole school level
- awareness of how to shift from “using” Habits of Mind to “improving” Habits of Mind.
- skills to use the Habits of Mind Profile Tool to evaluate the Habits of Mind
- understanding of how to interpret a Habits of Mind profile.
James first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ‘90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), presenting around Australia and overseas. As an author, he has published Succeeding with Habits of Mind and The Agile Learner, as well as numerous e-books. He has published with Art Costa and Bena Kallick Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum. His regular blogs are also read by thousands of educators around the world.