Urban School sets the pace for innovation

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The Urban School was in fine form on Friday, when staff and students attended an event at the Social Innovation Hub in Carlton. The ideas-testing workshop focused on learner pathways and profiles, with a lively group of stakeholders including Professor Peter Shergold AC, who is currently chairing the federal government’s Review of Senior Secondary Pathways.

The workshop was opened by Peter, who shared some of the bold conclusions the review is likely to make. Illustrating the innovation needed across the sector, students, graduates and staff from the Urban School showcased our emerging practices around pathways and personalised learning. The session was skilfully facilitated by our new Associate Dean, Sophie Fenton.  

Recent graduate Charlotte, together with current students, Ella and Karen flanked by Sophie and Peter Shergold. Hannah and Genevieve (not pictured) also made impressive contributions to the panel.

We considered key insights and opportunities for reform in discussion about Learner Profiles led by Megan O’Connell. The session included lively conversation between our students and experts from across RMIT, the Australian Learning Lecture, the University of Melbourne, the VE sector, principals, VCAA, AITSL and beyond. The focus was on practical innovations and system changes needed to realise more flexible and inclusive senior secondary pathways. Watch this space!

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