To maximise student's skill development in these areas, we have developed a series of high impact, evidence based, signature practices, which are used by teachers across faculties.
To support student's critical thinking, our focus is on explicitly teaching the skills involved with cognitions, with a focus on our SSHIPS Big 6 Cognitions (comprehend, explain, interpret, analyse, evaluate and justify).
In developing students problem solving skills, we use the POLYA four step problem solving placemat to guide students through problem deconstruction, planning, responding and checking their answers.
To improve student writing, we have implemented the Stepping Up writing process. Stepping up provides a tool for students to recraft their responses to improve clarity, structure and quality of the response.