2019 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception

2019 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception

Creative and critical thinking is the future


The importance of developing thinking skills in dealing with rapid global change and technological developments now and into the future is fast becoming the focus of education systems across the world.

What were once regarded as soft skills are now becoming core skills. For example we know that different forms of thinking enable students to understand, reflect, influence and shape their world. Teachers play an important role in supporting their students’ to become ‘thinkers’.

Education experts, industry leaders and governments are interested in how best to enhance critical and creative thinking, problem solving, ethical reasoning, computational thinking, and metacognition and data facility.

A panel of experts will look at ways teachers can use practice based evidence to gather data to improve their students’ capacities in these skills and how can we encourage learners to be able to think about thinking in answering the big questions.

Coming straight from school? We will be hosting tours of the Academy of Continuing Professional Development's new learning space between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Express your interest in attending during registration below and one of our team members will be in touch to schedule an appointment.

Completing the 2019 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception ​will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 6.4.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

NSW Goverment - NESA

When: Tuesday 29 October 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Where: Conference Room D, Level 3, 18 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University

RSVP: Register by Tuesday 15 October (unless booked out prior)

Need more information about the 2019 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception​? Email the Alumni Relations team: alumni@mq.edu.au

If you have questions about the Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education or the tours, please contact: academy@mq.edu.au

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