In 2016 Cultures of Thinking was introduced at OLPS …
As stated in the 2016 School Improvement Plan, the staff at OLPS is committed to developing independent learners who will be engaged in deep thinking that leads them to a more mature understanding of the world around them.
In Semester 1 2016, we introduced Thinking Routines as promoted by CoT into classrooms e.g. See, Think, Wonder and Chalk Talk. When using the routines, teachers have commented that deeper thinking from students is evident during class discussions.
Throughout Semester 2, we provided opportunities to engage students in a variety of thinking routines. We then chose three routines to focus on and endeavour to perfect.