Building Thinking Classrooms

Learning Focus
Australian Curriculum
Start Date
29 Jul, 2024
Enrol by
15 Jul, 2024
Program Description

This workshop will be presented by Professor Peter Liljedahl whose 14 principles in Building Thinking Classrooms have helped many teachers around the world structure their maths classes around developing and harnessing student thinking.

Building Thinking Classrooms is an innovative approach to teaching that fosters a collaborative, student-centred learning environment. It encourages students to engage in deep mathematical thinking, problem-solving and communicating. The classroom layout promotes student interaction by undertaking thinking tasks in random groups and on vertical, non-permanent surfaces. Students become active participants in their learning, developing critical thinking and metacognitive skills. This approach also empowers learners to take ownership of their education, resulting in increased mathematical proficiency.

Program Outcomes
  • Know the principles of Building Thinking Classrooms
  •  Understand how to implement these principles in their school context
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Location, Dates & Time

South – Professional Learning Institute – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Monday 29 July 2024

North– Tramsheds – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday 30 July 2024