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An Introduction to Deep Thinking

Supporting learners, Supporting staff Creative Arts, Foundation and Bridging Education, Social and Behavioural Science, Health Science, Law, Early childhood education, Natural and physical science, Sport and recreation, Information and Communications Technology
Published: 13 November 2020

This short graphic resource explains how the inherited language we use limits our thinking in important ways. It encourages readers to interrogate their own life history to reflect on the beliefs and understandings they hold now. Taking a developmental as well as socially and historically situated perspective of “education” is the first step towards challenging these “limiting ideas”.


An Introduction to Deep Thinking

A project to develop a guide that presents a ‘taxonomy’ of thought in Tertiary Education, illustrating the various ‘types’ and unmasking the limitations of each.

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Co-funded by

Ako Aotearoa’s
Regional Hub Project Fund

Partnered with

Whanganui Learning Centre Trust, Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Waikato Institute of Technology, and Ocean University of China