THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

USING STUDENT VOICE TO DRIVE IMPROVEMENT

SCIENCE OF LEARNING SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE


Melbourne

Graduate School

of Education

The Science of Learning Partnership Initiative brings together leading education experts with school communities in

metropolitan, regional, and rural areas, to translate and disseminate proven learning science research into pedagogical practice.

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About the initiative

In 2019, educators will be supported by researchers at the University of Melbourne, engaging in an evidence based cycle of inquiry, using student voice to inform school improvement through evidence based practice, developing teachers and school leaders to understand:
  • Authentic student voice
  • High impact teaching & learning interventions
  • The Science of Learning principles of practice
  • Effective diagnosis & evaluation of teacher practice
  • The principles of implementation science in effectively applying evidence based interventions for the purpose of school improvement

The program will enable schools to quantify and visualise their progress on markers of student voice by facilitating pre- and post- intervention measures and through the provision of diagnostic, evaluation and impact reports. These reports will provide schools with detailed information about their progress over the year, suggestions for further improvement, and documentation of their success.

What we offer

Over the course of the 12-month program, partnership Schools will receive:

Professional Development Programs

4 x 1-day intensive PD programs at The University of Melbourne for up to 5 staff

Online Evening Forums

4 x Online Evening Forums to support goals of the translation of theory into practice

Expert Presentations broadcast to your schools

4 x Online Presentations by voices in education research, broadcast to schools for all staff to access

Whole Staff Professional Learning Session

A whole staff PL session in your school (curriculum day/after school/conference etc.)

Science of Learning Resources

Access to a suite of on-line professional learning resources to support teacher growth

Personalised Support

Ongoing personalised support for each school to support school improvement

Formal Recognition

Formal recognition of their Partnership with the University of Melbourne Science of Learning Partnership Initiative

Support provided for your school:

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  • Facilitating pre- and post- test measures of Student Voice to diagnose school improvement needs
  • Provision of Diagnostic, Evaluation, and Impact Reports
  • Learning Leadership Coaching
  • Inter-school networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Learning Science Professional Development Programming

Your Commitment

  • Participate in the formal professional development offerings
  • Conduct pre- and post- tests of Student Voice measures.
  • Network and learn with and from the other schools within the Community of Practice
  • Work with University researchers and academic staff on relevant research-based initiatives
  • Fill out the expression of interest form below and then confirm participation by return of agreement.
  • Pay the $15,000 (ex GST) participatory fee

Our Leadership team








John Hattie

Laureate professor








Luke Mandouit

network director








Irina Grossman

cognitive neuroscientist (PhD)

Science of Learning Schools Partnership Initiative - Expression of Interest 2019

Privacy Policy: The information on this form is being collected for further communication with you regarding various courses, programs, and events at the University of Melbourne in which you have expressed interest.

Information collected will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By completing this form you agree to provide your information for this purpose.

Or Email

luke.mandouit@unimelb.edu.au

Disclaimer: Places in the network are strictly limited. Schools will be offered places based on the order in which expression of interest is lodged and received. A minimum number of schools are also required to make this network viable. Whilst we fully expect the Network to take place, we reserve the right to cancel (with any payments being refunded) if a minimum required number of schools do not sign up by the cut-off date.

About

The 2018 Science of Learning Partnership Schools Initiative connects research and practice, to enhance educational outcomes in Victorian Schools.

If you have any questions please email: luke.mandouit@unimelb.edu.au

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