Dr Peter Ellerton | Curriculum Director, Critical Thinking Project
The University Of Queensland

Dr Peter Ellerton, Curriculum Director,  Critical Thinking Project, The University Of Queensland

Peter is the Curriculum Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Critical Thinking at UQ. He is a  Fellow of the Rationalist Society of Australia and a Senior Research Fellow, at the  Centre for Critical and Creative Thinking. Peter’s areas of focus include Public Reasoning, Science Communication, Argumentation and Critical Thinking in education. 

Peter has been a teacher educator and a syllabus designer for the International Baccalaureate Organisation, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Peter was one of a small team of academics redeveloping the 2021 ACARA Critical and Creative Thinking General Capability within the Australian Curriculum. 

He has consulted and produced papers for a variety of organisations including the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the NSW Department of Education, the Australian Defence Force, the Queensland Office of the Coordinator General, NSW Ombudsman and many private and public schools. He has delivered professional development in Teaching for Thinking to thousands of educators throughout Australia and internationally and has been invited to deliver programs at the University of California Los Angeles, Pepperdine University Los Angeles and Simone Fraser University in Canada and across South Africa. 

Peter's passion is working with educators to enable a teaching for Thinking focus across all year levels and subject areas.

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