Resources for the Thinking General Capability

Welcome

Many of the resources provided below have been contributed by teachers who have attended workshops on the General Capability of Critical and Creative Thinking held at AISSA 2013 - 2017. They are thanked for their generosity. The resources may be used freely, but with acknowledgment.


Blooms Taxonomy

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Concept Development

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Questivities™

These units are designed to promote group discussion and encourage critical and creative thinking among staff and students. Questivities™ was created by Carolyn Coil and the model has several benefits for the inclusive classroom: all students are able to participate and because reflective and advanced learners have time to reflect upon the questions, the level of discourse in the classroom is raised.

A blank template of the model is provided below

Process

Lesson 1

  1. Arrange students in small groups and have them appoint a recorder.
  2. Equip the groups with cartridge paper and textas if desired.
  3. Using a PowerPoint that has been animated to introduce one item at a time, allow groups to discuss and record their ideas

Lesson 2:

  1. Conduct a plenary where all groups report their responses.

Note: As this learning task is designed to encourage creative and lateral thinking, it is strongly recommended that no formal assessment is made. Informal assessment may be made of students’ participation and contribution.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Angles

Assessment

Australian Curriculum

Convicts

Economic Indicators of Growth

English

Expansion and Factorisation

Fractions

Gallipoli

Gallipoli (Motion Picture)

Geography

Heroes

History

History 2

Human Reproduction

Intelligence

Linear Equations

Mathematics

Measurement

Mythical Creatures

Ned Kelly

Needs and Wants

Newton's Laws

Olympic Games

Perimeter

Princesses

Rabbit Proof Fence

Ratio and Proportion

Romeo and Juliet

Science

Spanish Conquest

The Sapphires

Thinking

Questivities Template

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SOLO Taxonomy

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Williams (18)

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One Topic: Several curriculum models

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