Professional Learning Hub

The School of Education’s innovative, practical and research-based workshops aim to build and facilitate better educational outcomes for the community by positively influencing individuals across the education system.

We engage educators by offering high-quality professional learning workshops, networking sessions and presentations which are delivered by the School of Education academics and a limited number of carefully chosen external providers.

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Would you benefit from the PLHub?

If you are a teacher or educational professional who would like to learn how to make a greater positive impact on your students, school and community while enhancing your knowledge then you could benefit from our tailored workshops.


Upcoming Events

The School of Education is delighted to present our program of events.

To register for each event, please click on the register now button below. Places are strictly limited, so we encourage you to book your place as soon as possible.



Language, Identity and Culture Colloquium

Saturday 25 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

The School of Education is delighted to invite you to the Fifth Applied Linguistics Research Forum: Language, Identity and Culture Colloquium.

This colloquium seeks to address the importance and significance of understanding language users’ cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds as crucial sites within educational practices, classrooms, and policies and is aimed at academics, scholars, teachers, practitioners, and policy-makers.

Keynote speakers include Professor Brian Paltridge (University of Sydney) and Professor Ian G. Malcolm (Emeritus Professor, Edith Cowan University).

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Rachel and Annabel

Making assessments more meaningful with a focus on Science

Friday 31 May 2019, 7.30am to 9.30am (includes lights breakfast)

The School of Education is delighted to invite you to a Science assessment workshop presented by Annabel Kanakis and A/Prof Rachel Sheffield.

This assessment workshop will assist teachers and pre-service teachers to bring together all aspects of assessment writing to produce an effective formative and summative assessment. All teachers are welcome – please bring along your assessments and tests.

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Marnee Shay

Research capacity building and beneficence in Indigenous research

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 10am to 12pm

Join us for an exciting session which will provide examples from practice of how to practically incorporate capacity building, collaborations and partnerships with Indigenous communities in undertaking Indigenous focused research.

This session will be beneficial for all researchers who research Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander peoples, issues, cultures and communities and will be presented by A/ Prof Grace Sarra and Dr Marnee Shay.

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School of Education Grad Series Network Evening

 27 June 2019, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Are you interested in connecting with your classmates, education and industry professionals and Curtin School of Education staff? Join us for our first School of Education Grad Series Network Evening for 2019. Connect with mentors, and plan for a positive transition experience plus hear some stories from the ‘first year’.

Registration link to follow

Jane Merewether

Digital Light Atelier – Play-based learning

8 – 13 July 2019 

Drawing influence from the internationally renowned Reggio Emelia Philosophy, this Early Childhood Digital Atelier workshop explores the potential for transformational learning through the prism of culture, multi-modal representation and play-based exploration.

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Lisa Paris

Flipped Professional Learning – Artist in Residence Program

July 2019 (date TBC)

Connect with one of our amazing final year students from our Bachelor of Arts (Art) in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry for a special visual arts collaborative project which will enrich the learning and offer professional development to host staff. There is a $250 program involvement fee for each residency.

Please contact should you have any queries regarding this program.


Play is the Way (Conference)

29 January 2020, 9am to 2pm

The School of Education is delighted to announce the Play is the Way conference. This conference will benefit educators working in ECEC and Primary. This conference brings together experts in play and play-based learning for a rich and rewarding day of professional learning. Themes of discussion will include play in school settings, children’s rights to play and play advocacy. Our conference convenor is Dr Madeleine Dobson.