Critical and Creative Thinking

Vistara Primary School uses Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT), an innovative program which is designed to teach students to think for themselves and be more resilient.

CCT helps prepare students with the skills, strategies and dispositions

for life-long learning.


Critical and Creative Thinking involves teaching students strategies

about knowledge, skills, behaviours and the seven dispositions

for learning.

Dispositions describe a person’s inclination to use

particular skills when faced with problems to solve,

ideas to evaluate or decisions to make.

Macquarie University.

The seven dispositions are:


Open Minded


Risk Taker


Patience and Persistence

Ubiquitous Learner



The Minds Wide Open - Critical and Creative Thinking Program,

is both evidence based and Australian Curriculum-linked.

Vistara Primary School  41 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill via Lismore NSW 2480

02 66 244 127   

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