What happens when “yes” is the default in our schools? The Melbourne Contemporary Learning Tour exhibited forward-thinking schools across Melbourne, providing an opportunity for educators to witness trailblazers who set out to reimagine and influence schooling.
Our next tour is the Sydney Learning Tour scheduled for May 7th to May 10th. This tour is nearly fully subscribed. The full Itinerary, costing and booking details are available here.
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Melbourne Learning Tour Highlights
- Templestowe College operated on a “yes” as a default policy and advocated that permission is a triumph. Teachers are thinkers and learning architects, curating research-informed shifts in teaching and learning.
- Principal, Esme Capp, Princes Hill Primary School shared the power of the University of Melbourne New Metrics for Success partnership and how this informs student “learning commons” (targeted and explicit learning) and daily timetable scoping based on academic and SEL goals. Teachers worked alongside in-residence professionals, converging industry and school settings.
- Principal, Amanda Tawhai, Newmark Primary, shared the vision to build a learning community designed to create contributive learners and better humans. Learning studios, HCD, social enterprise, and solid foundations in literacy and numeracy are the core approach. A zero-benchmarking policy, and no award celebrations or references to scores/grades.
- Visionary Steven Cook, Principal at Albert Park College and author of “From the Ground Up”, showcased 5 purpose built inner-city campuses including learning zones based in shopping centre locations.