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Building a culture of curiosity through distance learning is a Course

Building a culture of curiosity through distance learning

Started May 11, 2020


Full course description

Independent Schools Victoria is supporting professional learning for staff of Member Schools throughout Term 2 utilising Non Government Reform Support funding.


Online - recorded event


This learning event is right for you if you are interested in bringing inquiry into your learning design, both as a pedagogical approach and as a mindset.


In this course, we will explore curiosity as the key to engagement and challenge. We will dive into resources and pedagogical strategies that put thinking and curiosity at the heart of our learning design. From incredible, free digital resources and virtual tours through thinking canvases, you will leave with a toolkit of resources. We will explore questioning strategies to move the balance towards more learner generated questions, dive into reading mysteries and higher order thinking activities sparked by curiosity and we will explore the characteristics of a curious classroom, even when the learners are not physically together.  This course is open to any level and any subject and will provide a variety of resources.

​"Working with Chris was energising and exciting - I felt challenged, stretched and inspired, leaving each session bubbling with ideas."

Katherine Barton, Melbourne Girls Grammar School

Key Takeaways                

  • Deeper understanding of curiosity as a key to engagement and challenge
  • Digital resources that pique curiosity and can be applied in a distance learning context
  • Deeper understanding of how to highlight and show growth in curiosity as part of your culture

Presenter Information

Chris Harte                         

Chris Harte is 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.

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