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Critical, Collaborative and Creative Thinking seminar

15 November 2017 9:00 am - 17 November 2017 3:00 pm

Location: Auckland - St Cuthberts Wednesday 15th November Wellington- Marsden College Thursday 16th November Christchurch- TBA Friday 17th November

"What an inspiring Day" This was a quote from a participant at the Critical, Collaborative and Creative Thinking seminar held in March/April this year.  Some teachers were not able attend due to sessions being booked out early and so we have organised another series of seminars in November. This time we have included Wellington and the Gold Coast. If you or other teachers at your school missed out last time please  register online in order to secure a place. Please note there is a maximum of 30 registrations for each seminar.

These are quotes from participants at the seminars held earlier this year.      

"I feel resourced and equipped to better run my Communities of Inquiry"

"An amazingly generous number of resources is given to all."        

"I would have loved another day."    

"I loved the sense of community, collaboration and enquiry. Thank-you!"        

"We appreciated experiencing what the students do in a COI and learning more about the available competitions."        

"Matthew is a great facilitator. It was great PD."        

"Great tips for classroom activities. The COI was great. Thanks"        

"I need to re-evaluate what we are doing with our Philosophy Club in our school. "        

"The take home resources are great and will be useful."        

"Matthew's presentation was inspiring and enthusiastic."        

"I loved the engagement in the COI inquiry practice. I loved the knowledge and experience of the presenter."        

"Thank-you Matthew for your energy and knowledge."

About the Speaker:

Matthew Wills is the Head of Philosophy Values and Religion at Hale School in Perth, Western Australia. He has worked in excellent independent schools in NSW, SA and WA. He has been a Head of academic department at Knox Grammar School NSW, Westminster School SA and Hale School in WA.

In 2009 he was awarded the Winston Churchill Fellowship and an Australia Award in 2013 from the federal government for excellence in teaching. He is an executive member of the WA Association of Philosophy in Schools. He completed level one training in 2013 from the Association of Philosophy in Schools (APIS) and he comleted level two training in 2015 from the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA).

He has been instrumental in the successful introduction and growth of various popular initiatives to promote Philosophy and Ethics for students including Philosothons and Ethics Olympiads. In 2015 he was awarded an Outstanding Professional Service Award from the Professional Teaching Council of Western  Australia. He is currently on a years leave from his position at Hale School.

He is married with two boys.


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