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Building a Culture of Curiosity

This seminar is right for you if: You are interested in bringing inquiry into your classes, both as a pedagogical approach and as a mindset.


ISV Seminar Room  


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003 


Friday, 18 October 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$345 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST)

$440 – Standard Price (excl. GST)


Program Description: 

This one-day seminar will explore what we mean when we talk about inquiry learning. Participants will look at different pedagogical models that have inquiry at their heart, from project-based learning to Design Thinking, and distil what they have in common. We will also look at how we can break up curriculum into inquiry projects using hexagonal planning and the different elements that make up a great inquiry, including authentic audience, learning artefacts and learner choice. By the end of this session, you will not only understand how to co-construct an inquiry with your students, but also how to bring an inquiry mindset to all of your learning design. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • an inquiry planning template 
  • a design thinking planning template 
  • ten strategies for curiosity building. 

Presenter Information – Chris Harte 

Chris Harte is passionate about providing professional learning that models great pedagogy, is personalised to the people and the context, is rich in technology and deep in thinking. After 15 years in many different roles as an award-winning languages teacher, a senior leader in one of the United Kingdom’s most innovative schools, Director of the Emerging Sciences Victoria and his role as a Google Certified Innovator and member of the Google for Education International Advisory Board, Chris has taken on the challenge of starting up his own consultancy, Unstuck Learning Design. He has expertise in design thinking, 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, leadership of learning organisation.