Creating conditions for creative and critical thinking

Event Details

This is a past event.
Creating conditions for creative and critical thinking
5:00pm – 7:30pm (Melbourne time zone)
Monash University
19 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton VIC 3800
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In recent times, the effective development of students’ critical and creative thinking skills is an area of increasing interest in school-based education. While positioned as a cross curriculum capability within the Australian curriculum, it is argued that STEM education provides rich opportunities to enhance such thinking, particularly through authentic problem-based learning.

This STEMinar seeks to learn more about how teachers are using such contexts in STEM education to enhance student critical and creative thinking. The following questions will be explored:

  • What types of learning opportunities are teachers providing for students?
  • How are students responding?
  • How is critical and creative thinking demonstrated in student work?
  • What does this reveal about student capacity in relation to such thinking?

Teachers and students will share their experiences providing insights about their learning and how STEM education can be used to create learning conditions which effectively nurture and progressively develop such capabilities.

Prior to the STEMinar there will be a student expo of STEM work from John Monash Science School and six winning schools from the Catholic Education Melbourne STEM showcase.

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Event Schedule

STEM expo by John Monash Science School and Catholic Education Melbourne school students.
Light refreshments served
STEMinar starts


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