Cheffie Primary School
Pilot School AAEB Collaboration

Cheffie Primary School is one of the 10 pilot schools part of the Addis Ababa Education Bureau collaboration with Thinking Schools Ethiopia Project. The 10 schools, including Cheffie Primary School  (visit the school Facebook page) received leadership team training recently in June 2014. The next phase of the implementation includes regular onsite visits to all 10 schools including professional development with the whole school staff, demonstration lessons with students by Thinking Schools Ethiopia facilitators and staff from the respective schools. The initial training is focused on whole school implementation of Thinking Maps (visual tools) supported by the integration of inquiry methods and collaborative learning. The lead facilitators for Thinking Schools Ethiopia (part of Eminence Social Entrepreneurs based in Addis Ababa) are Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese.

Thinking Schools Ethiopia
An Overview

Thinking Schools Ethiopia is for teachers, whole schools, educational bodies and countries who want to develop 21st Century learning and thinking environments using thinking skills with proven impact across the globe. Adopting different pathways for thinking, this is a unique, sustainable, whole school approach to learning with student centred thinking at its heart. The core pathways with the Thinking Schools Ethiopia include:

  1. Thinking Maps use of visual tools to organize ones thinking (students, teachers, leaders) with visual tools that visually create a collaborative process of seeing each other’s thinking
  2. Reflective Questioning high quality questioning and listening skills
  3. Collaborative Learning includes collaborative learning for students; collegial coaching for teachers; community building for the whole school

Learn more:

Thinking Schools Accreditation Process and Research at

Thinking Schools International at

Thinking Schools Ethiopia blog which you are reading here at

Eminence Social Entrepreneurs at

Thinking Schools International

  • Whole School Change 
  • Whole District / Region Change
  • Transformational Systems Change

Whole District • Minds of Mississippi Documentary Film • USA

Whole Country • Malaysia • iThink

Whole School • Norway / Northern Ireland

Whole School System • Addis Ababa Education Bureau • Leadership Teams