Upcoming Professional Learning 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.


Passion, possibility, purpose: The power of play conference

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 9am to 4pm

The School of Education is delighted to announce the Passion, possibility, purpose: The power of play conference. This conference will benefit educators and leaders working in ECEC and Primary education. 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, nature play, Arts play, digital play and listening to children in meaningful ways about play. Our conference convenor is Dr Madeleine Dobson.

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Inquiry-Based Learning and Projects in Early Childhood Education

Friday 14 February  2020, 10am to 12pm

Early Childhood teachers, don’t miss out! Professional Development Sessions coming to you in February…

The Curtin School of Education, in partnership with Goodstart Early Learning, is excited to run a series of professional development sessions over the course of the year for Curtin students. The first one will be held on 14 February 2020 and will cover Inquiry.
The aim of this presentation is to demonstrate how inquiry-based learning and teaching empowers children to pursue their own learning goals and to trust their own thinking when making choices.

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Source Analysis Master classes

Saturday 15 February, 29 February and 7 March 2020, 9am to 1pm

The School of Education and Hooked on Humanities is delighted to announce three workshops for Modern History teachers which target teaching source analysis skills for Years 11 and 12. These workshops are for all Modern History teachers and HaSS teachers (year 10) who are interested in teaching critical thinking.  The workshops will be presented by Giselle Mafa.

Join us for three half-day sessions on 15 February 2020; 29 February 2020 and 7 March 2020. These sessions will be live-streamed for teachers who are located outside the Perth Metropolitan Area.

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Autism: Going beyond inclusion to empowerment conference

Saturday 28 March 2020

This research-based conference is for professionals who support individuals with Autism and their families as educators, health care professionals and social services.

The conference will provide a venue for professionals to engage with the latest research in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and gain practical knowledge of information and strategies to support individuals with ASD.

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Lives: A dramatic look at history

Saturday 16 May and Saturday 23 May 2020

We are delighted to announce two half-day workshops in partnership with Hooked on Humanities and Company O, for Humanities and Social Science teachers who are interested in using drama to teach history.

These practical and fun-filled workshops will provide an avenue for delving into historical lives and the complexities that lie behind actions and reaction across time and place. The workshops will be presented by Giselle Mafa and Andrew O’Connell.

Please note that both sessions are to be attended and are included in the cost.

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