12th International Conference on Thinking
The 12th International Conference on Thinking will be held in Melbourne 4–8 July 2005. The conference includes a wide range of practitioner presentations from leading schools in Australia, New Zealand and other countries. It also provides an opportunity for principals, teachers and other education leaders to hear from cutting-edge thinkers, researchers and practitioners from other fields.
The conference will promote cross-discipline involvement in the development of our capacity to think and learn. As well as education, speakers will address issues in health and wellbeing, business, science and technology, maths, sustainability and environment, the arts, the humanities and work around peace.
These strands will provide a context for the overall focus on thinking. This includes reflective, creative, innovative, critical, analytical and organisational thinking, as well as learning about thinking, developing thinking skills, key paradigm shifts in thinking, understanding how we learn and how to promote lifelong learning, and the implications for education of recent research on the brain.
An important aim of the conference is to acknowledge and value the culturally diverse range of concepts about, and approaches to, thinking and learning.
Speakers will provide insights and strategies that will assist school leaders involved in transforming education in their school or cluster of schools. Confirmed presenters include:
While some presentations will centre on research and theory, others will focus on the practical implications of the developments in the fields of thinking, learning and neuroscience.
The conference will include a wide range of presentations from practitioners in leading schools from across Australia and from New Zealand, Britain, the USA and neighbouring Asian countries. Themes include:
The themes of the many feature and keynote presenters can be taken further in workshops. As well as these formal interchanges of ideas there will be many informal opportunities to network with other delegates and presenters. Throughout their history, these conferences have fostered ongoing collaboration between researchers and practitioners from around the world. Delegates will have the opportunity to become involved in this vital international network.
We urge you to make the most of this unique opportunity by registering for the 12th International Conference on Thinking.
For enquiries, please contact the Conference Organisers:
Key Learning AreasHealth and Physical Education
Studies of Society and Environment
Subject HeadingsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)
Computers in society
Thought and thinking