•        Perth - Wed 1st Nov - Scotch College

•           Adelaide- Fri 3rd Nov - Prince Alfred College

•        Canberra- Mon 6th Nov- Radford College

•        Melbourne- Wed 8th Nov- Sienna College

•        Sydney- Thurs 9th Nov Mt St Benedict Centre

•        Brisbane- Fri. 10th Nov -  Marist College

•        Gold Coast- Mon 13th Nov - Southport School

•        Auckland- Wednesday 15th Nov St Cuthberts

•        Wellington- Thurs 16th Nov- Marsden College

•        Hobart-  Monday 20th Nov- To be announced
Critical, Creative and Collaborative Thinking Seminars
2017 - Semester 2
Due to the popularity of the first series which was sold out we
are offering the same series in term four for those who
missed the first round. The seminars are designed to answer
the following questions:

·         How can we explicitly develop students’ critical thinking
skills in the classroom and the co-curricular program at my
·         Given the competitive nature of our education system
how can my  school develop a climate where collaborative
thinking is celebrated  and fostered?
·         What is a Philosothon and how can our school get
involved or how can we improve our current standing in our
local Philosothon?
·         What is an Ethics Olympiad and how can it provide
opportunities for students to engage with other students
around the world about important ethical issues?
·         What is a philosophical community of inquiry and how
can my school develop a whole school approach to
democracy in the classroom?
·         I need interactive and dynamic resources I can use in
the classroom and share with my school colleagues. Can you

The seminar will be particularly useful for teachers of English,
Civics and Citizenship, Personal Development, Philosophy
and Ethics, Gifted and Talented, Curriculum co-ordinators,
Chaplains, Religious Education teachers, Principals, Deputy
Principals and Curriculum Co-ordinators.

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 W.A. Up until 2007 he was the Chief Executive Officer
for DAN, a network of over 450 Australasian schools and
universities. He was awarded the Winston Churchill
Fellowship in 2009 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 has completed level 1 and
level 2/3 training in P4C and he has been instrumental in
the successful introduction and growth of various popular
initiatives designed to promote critical and creative
thinking including Philosothons and Ethics Olympiads. In
2015 he was awarded the Outstanding Professional
Service Award from the Professional Teaching Council of
Western Australia.