Chris Ramsden, Educational consultant, Mind Lab
Chris Ramsden’s career in education spans almost three decades. Several years ago, he resigned from his role as head of physical education at South Australia’s Scotch College, in order to introduce the methodology (developing cognitive, social, emotional and ethical competencies) to students in primary and middle schools in Adelaide. Ten years later, the methodology has impacted many students and teachers across the city. The work employs high-powered strategy games as the learning tool, and the transference of metacognitive models of learning is fundamental and explicit. The general capabilities of critical and creative thinking, and personal and social capability are at the forefront of the work.
Ramsden has presented internationally at the International Conference on Thinking in New Zealand, Mind Group symposiums in Brazil and Istanbul, and at positive education conferences across Australia.