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Project Wayfinder

Inspiring educators and students to live with purpose and belonging.

Independent Schools Victoria partners with Project Wayfinder to assist in creating lives of meaning and purpose for both educators and students.

Making Meaning: for Educators

After a challenging 2020, many educators are languishing, feeling overwhelmed or disenfranchised. COVID-19 has taken a toll on teachers around the world.

In response, ISV has partnered with Project Wayfinder and the Stanford Flourishing Project to deliver Making Meaning – an innovative learning program to help you (re)discover a sense of purpose and belonging, at school and beyond.

Through a blend of webinars and self-paced material, you will come away with a greater understanding of the key factors that support purpose and wellbeing and how to apply these to effectively to enhance wellbeing in times of complex change.

Belonging and Purpose: for Students

Project Wayfinder’s two signature curriculum programs have been thoughtfully incubated through the design thinking process of the Stanford d. school K-12 lab, and make up a full curricula journey designed for the social emotional development of students in years 7 to 12.

  • Belonging (Years 7-9) guides students to build compassionate, meaningful relationships with themselves, other people, and the wider world.
  • Purpose (Years 10-12) guides students to explore who they are and what matters to them so they can purposefully navigate their life ahead.

The programs are inspired by cutting-edge academic research and draw on practices of traditional wayfinding navigation as a metaphor for stepping into life with purpose.

ISV works with schools to implement the Project Wayfinder curricula across Australia and New Zealand. Opportunities to become a Project Wayfinder educator will be available throughout 2021.

More information

Will Hanley
Advisor, Innovation
Independent Schools Victoria
(03) 9825 7216