Thinking Science (or Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education, CASE) is a two-year intervention that has been shown to improve learners' general intelligence. For more information on the program itself, please read the What is Thinking Science? article.
We provide a structured professional learning program to support teachers at all implementation stages of Thinking Science. Cognitive Acceleration follows a rigorous research-informed approach which is explained in detail during the training program.
See below for current training opportunities. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Tim if you have any questions about Thinking Science or the training program.
Thinking Science: Professional Learning Series
Thinking Science is a Cognitive Acceleration program for students in Year 7 and Year 8. Grounded in Piagetian and Vygotskian psychology, Thinking Science has been shown to improve learners' general thinking ability which in turn leads to improved educational outcomes.
Delivered over two years, the Thinking Science Professional Learning Series will equip you with everything you need to deliver successful Thinking Science lessons.
The introductory course is suitable for all colleagues regardless of prior experience of teaching Thinking Science while the advanced course assumes an understanding of the basic pedagogical approaches adopted by Thinking Science.
Course availability, Semester 2, 2021,
$349+GST per day.
Introduction to Thinking Science (download info or sign-up online):
Townsville - 22 October 2021 - FULL
Cairns - 18 November 2021 - FULL
THINKING SCIENCE SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP
Our partnerships are semi-bespoke packages that can be delivered in-person at your school. Over two years, we work with your team of teachers to complete the Thinking Science PL series and establish strong coaching practices to embed Cognitive Acceleration pedagogy. Coaching is carried out using our MUDAR process.
Additionally, if you work closely with a group of local schools, it is possible to form a network (up to 5 schools) so that training costs are shared. Billed annually, partnerships are the most cost-effective way to provide training for your entire Thinking Science teaching team.
More information is available by downloading our information page: