Bastow: REAL PEOPLE, REAL THINGS: DESIGNING LEARNING FOR GREAT PRIMARY INQUIRY

download (1)This event is a unique opportunity for teachers in Central Victoria to access high quality professional learning through Bastow without having to travel to the city.

About this event

Please note this Workshop runs across two days at two venues:

Day 1: Tuesday 13 October 2015

Venue: All Seasons Bendigo: 171-183 McIvor Road, Bendigo

Day 2: Monday 16 November 2015

Venue: Bendigo Regional Office: 7-15 McLaren Street, Bendigo

Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm

This two-day program will use the proven process of Design Thinking to help you explore, focus, and act on a number of teaching and learning strategies in order to improve the learning outcomes for Primary students.

Developing strong, student-centred learning around inquiry, even at early ages, is a common driver of primary education. Yet designing powerful learning experiences that harness genuine curiosity and work across the curriculum are just some of the challenges in helping young students become critical and creative learners.

Understanding and applying the processes of Design Thinking is a leading strategic and innovative method for Primary educators to embed enquiry learning into their practice. Using leading research and key examples from Australian Primary school settings, participants will:

  • understand and apply Design Thinking for inquiry learning
  • use a range of highly effective thinking skills and tools to refine and inform decision making
  • explore different uses of technology to support inquiry learning
  • develop innovative approaches to curriculum design using leadership skills, research and data.

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Hamish Curry is based in the Australian branch of NoTosh, working not just with schools, but bringing a renowned expertise to galleries, museums and cultural institutions across Australia and overseas.

Hamish was formerly the Education Manager at the State Library of Victoria where he developed many successful learning programs. He has also been a teacher in the UK and Japan. His experience in designing and managing a Middle Years campus in Melbourne provided him with a wealth of insights on student engagement.

With NoTosh Hamish has helped organise the inaugural Do Lectures Australia to critical acclaim and ran Startup Weekend Education Melbourne. Hamish works with scores of our schools across the country on design thinking, formative assessment and creative leadership strategy.

NoTosh works globally from bases in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Melbourne, Australia.

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