This event aims to build a worldwide network of learners and educational institutions, for all of us to value and have various references to support our learning path in building a thinking culture.
The process of transforming old paradigms is also changing the teacher’s personal life.
The construction of a Thinking Culture is a process that can open a person’s mind to achieve greater goals by unexpected means, taking them to being flexible.
Teachers give themselves the opportunities to learn and to be learners, and through this process, it has been possible to free themselves from the pressure to know it all.
Teachers recognize the importance of creating an articulated process of learning in which students, parents, teachers and the community are actively participating.
Teachers recognize the transformation in their student’s life, noting how their interest in learning is increasing as the means to learn are changing.
The use of thinking tools and the process of reflecting have allowed people to challenge assumptions.
Sharing experience, and modeling the teachers’ role in a Thinking Culture.
Understanding the role of a leader in a Thinking Culture, as everyone, in their role assume the responsibility and had the motivation to promote positive change and professional reflection.
The process of professional reflection has been given a privileged role.
The paradigm shift from working alone in my space/classroom to valuing others perspectives and my own, and share with others to propose better learning experiences.
The motivation and rediscovering of the role as teachers; the enjoyment that they have and share, that they realized they had by using thinking strategies, working with others, being learners and sharing learning moments with their students.
How the teachers own the knowledge and understanding and use it in different areas: subject matters, support areas, with their families, the community, etc.
How what is valued, not only in educational/academic terms changes; but also for personal life. Students recognizing the importance of being effective in learning to have time to share with their families or loved ones, for example.
The flexpertise that is developed through the use of thinking strategies, language, documentation and, overall, the reflection process to generate metacognition and meta-strategy.