General Description

Mental models are powerful frameworks that can shift how we view and interact with life. They create an increase in objectivity and thus assist our capacity to navigate complexity and make better decisions. The more mental models we have access to, the greater sense we can make of the world and our place in it. In this course, you will learn a powerful suite of mental models that are applicable to a range of contexts.  


This course is designed for anyone who deals with complex situations. It is perfect for school leaders and management but is equally at home in the classroom as a thinking suite of tools for teachers or students.

Teaching Standards

3.3.4 Lead Level - Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning - Use teaching strategies:  Work with colleagues to review, modify and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies to enable students to use knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking.


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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: Getting our bearings

    • Course outline

    • Stress Management

    • The Vital Few

    • The Empowerment Dynamic

    • Johari Window

  • 2

    Chapter 2: How to make better decisions

    • Introduction

    • Cynefin Framework

    • Ladder of Inference

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Complexity Navigation

    • Post Conventional OS

    • Polarity Mapping

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Optimised Learning

    • Introduction

    • Zettelkasten

    • Zettelkasten using Roam Research

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

  • Availability

    Online courses are available 24/7. Designed to be done in your own time at your own pace.

  • Team Online

    All online courses are available for team purchase. Unlimited teachers from the one Campus for any course for $1250 + GST

  • Money back Guarantee

    If you complete less than 25% of an online course and aren't completely satisfied, let us know, and we will cancel your enrolment and provide a full refund.