Culture of Thinking
At Masada College, students are all encouraged to become an active part of our inspirational Culture of Thinking.
A Culture of Thinking is a learning environment which values independent thinking, awareness of how thinking happens and deeper understanding of content. At Masada College, our approach is to help students move away from a spoon-feeding culture, towards a culture where they see the value of thinking for themselves.
Taking our inspiration from the Project Zero team at Harvard University, our Culture of Thinking has two goals: on the one hand, to nurture students' thinking skills, and, on the other, to deepen their understanding of content. In terms of their thinking skills, we help Masada College students to develop mindsets which are curious, reflective and critical, encouraging them to become alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them.
Our teachers at Masada College are skilled in planning lessons and programs that actively encourage thinking and metacognition. We are unique amongst schools in New South Wales in the way that all of our teachers attend fortnightly focus group meetings, sharing ideas and research which enriches our students’ learning experience.
At Masada College, we know that academic excellence is achieved by students who are innovative, open-minded, empathetic and questioning. Our Culture of Thinking program helps students to build the foundations for lifelong learning and outstanding academic achievement.
Read the Sydney Morning Herald's feature of Masada's Culture of Thinking methodology:
Masada in the Press