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Building a culture of capability growth is a Course

Building a culture of capability growth

Starts Jul 29, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time

30 July 2020 and 24 August 2020, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm


This learning event is right for you if you are interested in helping learners develop their general capabilities through your learning design


In this two-day course, we will explore the purpose of capabilities, how we can design powerful learning experiences that help students develop these capabilities explicitly, and how we can use growth ladders to create a continuum of capability development. On day one, we will unpack and design a learning sequence in your own area (primary or secondary specialists), which you will take back to school and implement with an observation and reflection protocol that will allow you to see how students react to a capability focussed learning sequence. Upon your return to day two, we will reflect on our findings and then explore growth ladders as a tool to support explicit individual capabilities in growth. You will leave with a design toolkit of strategies and growth ladders personalised to your learners.

In the Australian and Victorian Curriculum, the general capabilities encompass knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that will assist students to live and work successfully in the 21st century.

Key takeaways                

  • design toolkit around capabilities
  • growth ladders to help students own their own growth in capabilities.

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.