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Idea into Action: Eco Model Toolkit Masterclass is a Course

Idea into Action: Eco Model Toolkit Masterclass

Aug 9, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

$900 Enrol

Full course description


For ISV Affiliates and Non-members, please use the appropriate promotional codes at enrolment check-out.

Date and Time

Wednesday 10 August, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Delivery Mode

In person at Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are Principal, Senior Leader, Teacher and/or Leader.
It is ideal for groups of 2–3 people from each school to enable collaborative exploration of the toolkit.


Implementing and sustaining innovation in any organisation can be difficult, particularly in complex settings like schools.

Challenges for schools can crop up at any time, often provoking responses that may cause turbulence in the school’s culture, practices and direction. How can leaders and leadership teams best decide on truly fruitful changes, and how can they make the changes compelling and sustainable?

The Idea into Action toolkit brings an ecological lens to large-scale, complex innovation or change. It is part of a collaborative research investigation between Independent Schools Victoria and Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that addresses the quest to translate ideas (principles, plans, good intentions, etc.) into action on the ground.

Join us for the launch of the Eco Model Toolkit as we share key ideas that support schools as they design and reach for more reliable ways to achieve complex change in practical settings.

Bring with you ideas about a change initiative in your setting to think about and explore with some of the tools in the course of the day. This could be something already underway, or beginning soon, or even something mostly done to think back upon.

Key takeaways

  • Explore key principles and guidelines for achieving large-scale complex change in organisational settings.
  • Hear first hand from case study schools (Beaconhills College, Camberwell Girls Grammar, Girton Grammar School) about how they implemented the toolkit to support complex change initiatives in their specific school contexts.
  • Gain a set of tools for building a supportive context for change, as well as supporting a process for change that is already underway at your school.

Presenter information

Professor David Perkins 

David Perkins is the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Professor of Teaching and Learning, Emeritus, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a founding member and senior co-director of Project Zero, a research and development institute operating for more than 35 years, and has spoken and published widely on the themes of thinking, understanding and learning.



Dr Flossie Chua 

Flossie Chua is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero. Her work focuses on understanding how people think about and experience complex ideas and challenges in different contexts. Flossie's work also explores how we can nurture good thinking and practices that develop not just better thinkers, but learners engaged by a range of topics, relating them to both individual and social needs and aspirations.


Kieren Noonan

Kieren is Head of Innovation & Learning at ISV and a member of the ISV Executive. He is an experienced innovative education professional with extensive experience of working in educational leadership and strategically delivering innovative products, solutions and initiatives. Kieren is skilled in education leadership and management, training delivery, process management and product and service design.