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innovationXdesign is a Course


Oct 12 - Nov 13, 2021

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Full course description


Date and time

Day 1: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Day 2: Friday 29 October 2021, 9.30 am to 3.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are an educator who wants to design solutions to challenges, find new ways forward in strategic planning and develop innovative strategies to make the most of opportunities.


Contemporary schools need to be agile. They need to be able to reassess, adapt plans and iteratively experiment with ideas, as they navigate the uncertainties and complexities of the world                     

Schools may be faced with the challenge of moving their whole educational experience online in the face of a pandemic, or they may be given a golden opportunity to redesign a learning space to better support collaboration. Whatever the challenge or opportunity, there is a need to develop the capacity to deeply understand the context, generate great ideas for solutions and trial them quickly and at low cost.

With this in mind, Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) has developed a coherent and adaptive approach to innovation. It brings together world-class processes, strategies and tools that have been created and adapted to the context of Victorian Independent schools; we call this innovationXdesign.

innovationXdesign evolves best practice approaches from the world of design thinking. It leverages routines that help make thinking visible and uses our growing understanding of building sustainable change in an organisational context. It has been designed to help educators understand more about innovation practice, and to unpack the necessary mindsets, skillsets and toolsets to explore and find solutions to everyday challenges – both in and out of the classroom. Better still, it has been developed especially for the context of Victorian Independent schools.

Our blended learning approach provides synchronous support with a design coach, along with exclusive access to our innovationXdesign guide and the toolkit of strategies and approaches.


Member price: $1600 for a team of 4 to 6 people

Contact Will Hanley to register a team


This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • School governance – Philosophy                                                                                                           
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                              
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning          


Key takeaways               

  • Understanding of the fundamentals of innovationXdesign
  • Exploration of how innovationXdesign can be applied in educational settings
  • Strategies to develop the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets required for each stage of the innovationXdesign journey
  • Understanding of how to run an innovationXdesign ‘Sprint’


Presenter information

Chris Harte                     

Chris Harte is the Director of Unstuck Learning, Australia. He focuses on learning and innovation, bringing research, experience and extensive knowledge networks together to forge great learning for all. Chris has particular expertise in the following: language learning pedagogy and language-specific support (English, French and Spanish), design thinking at an organisational and individual level, digital technology and learning spaces (both physical and virtual), learner-centred pedagogy and learning models, strategies to enhance higher-order thinking, learner efficacy and engagement, formative assessment strategies and learning analytics.