The Art Costa Centre For Thinking was established to promote and sustain the teaching and practice of the habits of mind.

The centre aims to engage students, teachers, parents and business organisations in making habits of mind relevant and effective in the classroom, home and workplace.

The goals of the centre is to provide learning resources, seminars, workshops and long-term staff development programmes to achieve the aims. In addition, the centre supports research through the creation of a community of learners and a network of schools and other institutions who are using the habits of mind.

If you wish to share your resources such as curriculum, lesson plans and ideas of habits of mind, please contact us.

with Professor Art Costa
July 24th, 2006
9am to 5pm
Royal Plaza on Scotts


The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to develop cognitive capacities for self-directedness independently and in community.

Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher-achieving, more cooperative and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underline instructional decisions which produce superior instruction.

Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model which capitalises upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.


Cognitive Coaching training focuses on tools and maps that are needed to mediate another person's thinking. The training is dynamic and individualised.

The Coach focuses on mediating thinking towards self-directed learning. Once learnt, the skills of Cognitive Coaching transfer to a variety of professional settings.

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Presented by The Art Costa Centre for Thinking &
National Centre for Teaching Thinking (Boston)
Organised by Hwa Chong Institute

Lesson-Design and Instructional Strategies for
Teaching Thinking Skills and Habits of Mind
in Content Instruction

Featuring some of the most knowledgeable leaders in the field of teaching thinking
Art Costa
Robert Swartz
Rebecca Reagan

A unique and highly acclaimed summer program for Primary, Secondary and JC teachers, curriculum developers, staff-developers, specialists and administrators.

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