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Designing Thinking Routines 2024092F

May 17, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

$790 Enrol

Full course description

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Date and time

Friday 17 May 2024, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne


Educator, Leader


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Contemporary society has often been described as 'dynamic' and 'complex'. It is increasingly pressing that we prepare people to productively engage with the opportunities and challenges that such a world presents. What kinds of higher-order thinking skills will best support people to thrive in the world today? How might learning spaces and cultures be established to promote such forms of thinking among learners of all ages?

Thinking routines developed by researchers at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education involve patterns of thinking that support learners in important cognitive tasks, such as introducing and exploring ideas; synthesising and organising ideas; digging deeper into ideas; and taking cultural perspective and challenging stereotypes.

When thinking routines are used repeatedly over time, they nurture the kind of thinking skills that are critical for thriving in the 21st century, as well as create a thinking culture that supports those thinking skills.

This workshop highlights the potential of thinking routines for supporting important capacities in young people so that they thrive in our dynamic and complex world.

Participants will:

  • engage with thinking routines designed to develop the capacities they value,
  • explore their use in different contexts, and
  • experiment with creating new thinking routines to support specific dispositions relevant to their school contexts. 

Making Thinking Routine has been developed in partnership with Independent Schools Victoria and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

For more information, please contact Independent Schools Victoria at:

Key takeaways

  • Deeper understanding of how thinking routines are designed to enculturate specific dispositional qualities
  • Set of new thinking routines, designed specifically for their contexts, that has undergone peer critique and revision
  • Strategies for school leaders to model and lead thinking routines throughout their school.


Presenter information  

Dr Flossie Chua 

Dr Flossie Chua is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero. Her work focuses on understanding how people think about and experience complex ideas and challenges in different contexts. Her research also examines how educators nurture good thinking and practices that develop not just better thinkers, but also learners engaged by a range of topics, relating them to both individual and social needs and aspirations. 


Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance