A Translator

My work can be described as a  ‘translator’. I am a native speaker in education, while learning the language of design. I work with both educators and school designers, in planning, implementing and embedding future-focused design.

I am passionate about making a difference to the experience of school and learning. I consider how the design of learning environments, the approaches to learning and school leadership can grow future-focused schools.

For more than 30 years my career has been in education and development. I was a primary teacher for 17 years. For the last 15 years I have worked directly with schools, systems, principals, teachers, school boards and architects, in:

  • facilitating and supporting educational change
  • developing change management strategy
  • creating a collaborative learning environment
  • shaping educational culture
  • master planning and school design facilitation

Since 2011 I have organised and led international study tours to Europe, Scandinavia, UK, New Zealand and in Australia. Over this time more than 80 people have participated in 11 tours.

My knowledge and expertise of current trends, both in Australia and internationally, in practice and thinking regarding pedagogy and space has led to numerous invitations to speak at conferences and events.

Talks & Keynotes


Teaching Teams: Talking Spaces, LEaRN Symposium, University of Melbourne

Learning Environments Australasia: Edutech/Edubuild

Change strategies: Edutech – Business Managers Congress

Teacher capacity for co-teaching: Transitions 18, ILETC, University of Melbourne

Learning from Scandinavia: GLEAM/Hayball Architecture

Future-focused learning for this generation: Yew Chung International School – Parent evening


Future Schools  – 2016 & 2017 (Sydney and Melbourne)

Association for School Business Managers – 2017

New Generation Learning Spaces  – 2016 & 2017 (Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore)

SCIL/McCrindle Research: Education Future Forum – 2016

BETT Future of Schools Forum – 2016 (London).

If you would like to get in touch, head down the page a little and fill out the contact form.

I would love to hear from you.

Conference quote


Anne came to the American School of Paris to work with our 6th grade students as a consultant on a project named “Design Our Space”. The purpose of this project is to have students design and create their own learning space within our 6th grade area and take ownership of their environment. . .The students were engaged, interested, and inspired

Anne worked with the teachers by helping them work as a team to bring this project to fruition. The sixth grade teachers are at different stages of understanding and experience with project based learning and Anne offered concrete methods and steps to lead us all through.

Her inspiration, expertise, professionalism and class, has been exactly the kick-off that we needed in order to commence the ambitious adventure that we are embarking on.  It was a connection even better than we could have imagined.

Karen Lovett
American School of Paris
Middle School Science
6th Grade Advisor

In a very hands-on workshop guided by Anne, my colleague and I were able to design a cross curricular project for Year 8 that was more thoroughly developed than any project I have worked on before. By looking at such things as the values that underpinned the project, the types of learners who would engage with the project, staff expectations and the physical and digital environment, Design/Engage enabled us to develop a rich, engaging and multi-dimensional cross-curricular project. I am excited to share this program with my colleagues at school and plan to use it in the development of all future cross-curricular projects in the school.

I highly recommend Design/Engage to all staff who work collaboratively on program and project development. This was the best inservice I have ever been to.

Belinda Buurma
Rel. Head Teacher Teaching and Learning
James Ruse Agricultural High School

I can’t speak highly enough about Anne Knock and the fabulous Vision Tour she created for our group, I can easily recommend and encourage others to experience this opportunity with Anne, she has done the hard work and has a solid track record that you can really have confidence in.  Not only is it beautifully orchestrated, it is informed, intelligent and simply remarkable – I loved it!

 Susanne Simmons-Kopa
Primary School Principal – NZ

People seem to be interested in my ideas: In the media  – articles written, interviews

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