Peter Ellerton

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Peter Ellerton is the Curriculum Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and 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 University of Queensland, the International Baccalaureate, and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority and has consulted 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, and many private and public schools.

He has delivered professional development in Teaching for Thinking 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.

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