Purposeful Pedagogies - powerful learning, wellbeing and a community of inquiry.

PL # 14200

  • Starting on 19 Apr 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 15 Apr 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 19 Apr 2024

Delivery Format : Mixed Mode

Event registration is Closed




This is a curated opportunity to explore the links being Wellbeing, Relationships, Creativity and purposeful pedagogies, such as the Learning Power Approach (LPA) and Inquiry-based Learning. 

It is recommended that learning teams register for this Professional Learning package, as this learning journey will drive deep, group thinking and give classroom practitioners and lead teachers voice and choice to suit their needs and interests. This is both, personal and professional learning, with rich opportunities to immediately transfer the learning to your classroom practice.

As your Learning Coach, Maree Whiteley AISWA Education Consultant and experienced Learning Pioneers Advocate, will personally support and challenge your team's growth by providing guidance to many key areas of your choice.

You will have 6-month access to the Learning Pioneers Professional Learning Community(PLC) from April to September  2024 (Term 2 and Term 3), with the option to extend your membership, should you wish to stay in the LP Community. 

As part of the 2024 AISWA Purposeful Pedagogies Crew, you will have access to hear and learn from international leaders in education, both in-person during bespoke Masterclasses here in Perth (as notified), but also by attending 'lives' and online events with other educators in the Learning Pioneers Australasian Hub. 

All courses are included in this heavily discounted membership:

The Learning Power Approach (LPA) – with Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon

Wellbeing  - with Becky Carlzon and Adrian Bethune

Relationships – with Mark Finnis

Challenge – with James Nottingham

Also the Bill Lucas’ content on Creativity and Creative thinking.

BONUS at no additional cost:
1) Books - Limited numbers of associated texts will be included to schools where 4 or more participants register for this PL package.
2) Two 90-minute school-based PL sessions (Term 2 and Term 3) will be provided to participating AISWA Member schools to consolidate learning from the online content and provide support.

If more information is required before you register, please contact Maree Whiteley mwhiteley@ais.wa.edu.au prior to Wed 27 March, as limited spaces are available and the start date to access these courses is Tues 2 April.


Maree Whiteley (AISWA Staff)

Teaching And Learning Consultant

Maree Whiteley <span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Maree Whiteley works with teachers and curriculum leaders to bring innovative and practical pedagogies into the classroom, through special projects and whole-school planning. Currently working as an AISWA Consultant in the Primary Teaching and Learning area, with specific expertise within the Humanities and Social Sciences Learning Area, this gives Maree the perfect platform to go beyond the curriculum, exploring areas of global imperatives for our young people, such as ethical and humanitarian issues, critical thinking and cultural competence. Maree continues to enjoy sharing her experience, knowledge and expertise with others in workshops, conferences and in online forums.

Becky Carlzon

Becky Carlzon

Becky Carlzon is an international Educator, Enabler and Empowerer. As co-creator of the Learning Pioneers and PressPlay Global Communities, Becky is revolutionising Professional Learning. Becky co-authored Powering Up Children with Professor Guy Claxton.

Prof Bill Lucas

Prof Bill Lucas

Bill Lucas is Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL). He founded CRL in 2008, together with Prof. Guy Claxton.

In 2017 Bill was appointed by the OECD as co-chair of the strategic advisory group for the 2021 PISA test of Creative Thinking which will draw on the work of the CRL. In 2018 he was invited to join the Durham Commission on Creativity in Education as an academic adviser and was subsequently co-author of its first report in 2019. Bill is an international adviser to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority in Australia and to the OECD/CERI research into critical and creative thinking in France. In 2022, Bill was appointed to the Global Institute of Creative Thinking as chair of its advisory board. 

Bill is known internationally as a speaker on the subjects of learning, change, creativity, healthcare improvement and leadership. Before the pandemic he travelled extensively to present keynotes, most recently in Sydney, Philadelphia, Helsinki, Qatar, Stockholm, Melbourne, Auckland, Belfast, Perth, Dublin and Dubai. He is a prolific, award-winning writer, and has authored and co-authored over forty books and chapters and many peer-reviewed papers.

Guy Claxton

Guy Claxton

Professor Guy Claxton is a Cognitive Scientist by training and writer of over 30 books on psychology and education. Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Society with a 'double first' in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from Oxford. Professor Claxton is a regular presenter and contributor within the Learning Pioneer Community. He created the Learning Power Approach (LPA) and has co-author several books on this topic.

Mark Finnis

Mark Finnis

Mark Finnis is an Author, Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and NLP Master Practitioner. As Director of L30 Relational Systems, Mark and his team specialise in the whole system implementation of Restorative and Relational Based Practice across Children & Adult services, Schools and Communities, through Executive coaching, leadership development, life coaching, team building and training. Mark is a regular presenter and contributor with the Learning Pioneers Community.

James Nottingham

James Nottingham

James Nottingham is a consultant, author and teacher. He works with schools and districts to help identify the adjustments that can be made to significantly improve learning for all EY & K-12 students. James is the creator of the Learning Pit, one of the most widely used models for teaching to emerge in the last 20 years. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, who offers demonstration lessons and a regular visitor to most Australian cities, including Perth. James is a regular presenter and contributor in the Learning Pioneers Community.

Adrian Bethune

Adrian  Bethune

Adrian Bethune is a teacher, author, trainer and speaker. After working for several years in the music industry, Adrian retrained to become a primary school teacher in 2010 with a firm commitment of placing the health and wellbeing of teachers and children at the heart of school life. Adrian is the author of Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom, which won a Teach Primary Award in 2019, and co-author of A Little Guide to Teacher Wellbeing and Self-Care (Sage). He is also the lead author of The Oxford International Curriculum for Wellbeing (Oxford University Press). He teaches part-time, writes and speaks internationally on the topic of wellbeing in schools.

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Purposeful Pedagogies - Wellbeing and the Learning Power Approach

Date / Time

19 Apr 2024 Starts: 00:00 Finishes: 23:00

Delivery Format : Mixed Mode

School Area

  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership

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