Course management

Our authentic critical thinking (ACT) resources are designed to be completely flexible in terms of the way they can plug into any existing educational programme, how they are delivered within your school, and the level and depth you choose to apply them.

There’s also choice in terms of the final assessment product you ask your students to create from either our own final assessment product – the ACT portfolio – or use our resources as a pathway towards an extended project, such as the HPQ or EPQ. Or

Course management resources

What is ACT? Why should schools implement it in their learning programme? What are our credentials in supporting schools? Who uses our resources? How do you plug ACT into your pre-existing curriculum? What are our key resources? Find out the answers to these and other questions here.

The ACT continuum maps out our broad learning objectives for authentic critical thinkers from primary years through to the final two years of students’ time at high-school. We use the comparative concepts as a scaffold for this, and indicate different assessment products that can be created on route. Find out more here.

Our resources are incredibly flexible, meaning that you and your students can follow a varied range of possible pathways to develop authentic critical thinking skills, and create a great final assessment task that will showcase those achievements. Find out about the options here.

The aspects of knowledge framework is one way of applying an authentic critical thinking lens to the world, to make sense of what’s going on. It comprises six consideration points that deal with a different aspect of how we produce and use knowledge. Find out more here.

The comparative concepts are 8 ideas that are particularly significant to ACT, and will help students to frame their discussions, and create an effective final product. Understanding and using these concepts will help to clarify the way knowledge is produced and used across the curriculum. Find out more here.

ACT supports students as they compare and contrast the nature of knowledge in all subject areas, at all levels, which means that it can serve as the core of your school’s educational programme, and create a fully integrated learning journey. Find out more about how we can help you achieve this here.