Real People, Real Things: Designing Learning for Great Primary Inquiry<div class="ExternalClass17A6662033184DE9800B7ADC977E9A93"><p>​Design powerful learning experiences to improve outcomes for primary students​</p><h2>About the workshop</h2><p><strong>Dates:​​</strong></p><p>Day 1​: Tuesday 13 October 20​​15<br><span style="line-height:1.3;">Day 2: Monday 16 November 2015</span></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.3;"><strong>Time: </strong>9.00am - 4.00</span><span style="line-height:1.3;">pm​​</span><br></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.3;">This two-day workshop will use the proven process of Design Thinking to help you explore, focus, and act on a number of teaching and learning strategies in order to improve the learning outcomes for primary students.</span><br></p><p>Developing strong, student-centred learning around inquiry, even at early ages, is a common driver of primary education. Yet designing powerful learning experiences <span style="line-height:1.3;">that harness genuine curiosity and work across the curriculum are just some of the challenges in helping young students become critical and creative learners.</span></p><p>Understanding and applying the processes of Design Thinking is a leading strategic and innovative method for primary educators to embed enquiry learning into their practice. Using leading research and key examples from Australian primary school settings, participants will:</p><p></p><span style="font-size:15px;line-height:1.3;"><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.3;">​understand and apply Design Thinking for inquiry learning</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.3;">use a range of highly effective thinking skills and tools to refine and inform decision making</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.3;">explore different uses of tec</span><span style="line-height:1.3;">hnology to support inquiry learning</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.3;">d</span><span style="line-height:1.3;">evelop</span><span style="line-height:1.3;"> innovative approaches to curriculum design using leadership skills, research and data.​</span><br></li></ul></span><h2>​About the facilitator</h2><p>​<img src="/Assets/Speakers/Hamish%20Curry.jpg" align="right" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:138px;" />Hamish Curry is based in t​he Australian branch of NoTosh, working not just with schools, but bringing a renowned expertise to galleries, museums and cultural institutions across Australia and overseas.</p><p>Hamish was formerly the Education Manager at the State Library of Victoria where he developed many successful learning programs. He has also been a teacher in the UK and Japan. His experience in designing and managing a Middle Years campus in Melbourne provided him with a wealth of insights on student engagement.</p><p> <span style="line-height:1.3;">With NoTosh Hamish has helped</span><span style="line-height:1.3;"> organise the inaugural Do Lectures Australia to critical acclaim and ran Startup Weekend Education Melbourne. Hamish works with scores of our schools across the country on design thinking, formative assessment and creative leadership strategy.</span><br></p><p> <span style="line-height:1.3;">N</span><span style="line-height:1.3;">oTosh works globally from bases in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Melbourne, Australia.​</span><br></p><p></p></div>Real People, Real Things: Designing Learning for Great Primary Inquiry