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Designing a culture of student inquiry is a Course

Designing a culture of student inquiry

Jul 30 - Aug 30, 2021

$400 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Day one: Friday 30 July 2021, 10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Day two: Friday 13 August 2021, 10.00 am to 12.00 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 if you are striving to develop a culture of student-led inquiry in your school or classroom


Guided inquiry provides an opportunity for the contemporary learner to build knowledge and skills through exploring real world problems and designing solutions in context.

This two-part online workshop introduces teachers to a method of planning inquiry projects using ‘big ideas’ as the driving element. This workshop provides strategies for teachers to address the needs of adolescent learners, whilst also meeting the requirements of the Australian or Victorian Curriculum, and considers practical strategies to support student agency and critical thinking from planning to assessment.

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


Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                                                   

Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                                                                                   

Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance.                                    


Key takeaways              

  • deeper understanding of the characteristics of the contemporary learner
  • understanding of concept-based learning
  • tools to support authentic assessment design
  • a diverse network of like-minded educators beyond the school.


Presenter information

David Burton                  

David Burton is a Principal Consultant and member of the School Improvement Team at ISV. Until recently he served as Head of Senior Campus at Woodleigh School, a role which included periods as Acting Principal, most recently during the COVID-19 crisis.

David has a background in teacher coaching and professional learning, curriculum development, middle years innovation and the integration of new learning technologies into the classroom.  David has particular expertise with the International Baccalaureate programs. He was the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator at the International School of Paris and the Australian International School in Singapore. As a regular conference presenter and workshop leader over the last ten years, David has led professional learning with schools and teachers across Australia and New Zealand as well as throughout Asia, Europe and Africa on a variety of areas including IB program leadership, curriculum planning and development, authentic assessment and service learning. He has delivered various conference papers. He has also completed a Masters in School Leadership course, specialising in research into the efficacy of teacher collaboration.