What is the Thinking Curriculum all about?
The Thinking Curriculum aims to broaden the educational framework to include a more direct reference to thinking and learning styles. Instead of seeing curriculum primarily in terms of content, the Thinking Curriculum also promotes more reflection upon the thinking skills and processes involved in teaching and learning.
Society is changing in complex ways and traditional approaches and goals of schooling are not always suited to today’s students, environments and workplaces. In simple terms, the thinking curriculum aims to emphasise:
- toward higher order skills
- toward authentic context
- toward links across subject disciplines
- toward generic, transferable skills
- toward student choice and voice
Knowledge, skills and concepts are the backbone of education and are delivered through Units of Inquiry, incorporating graphic organisers, matrices and rubrics.