CLD Tour 2018

Netherlands – UK – Sweden – Denmark
1 – 12 October, 2018

Some exciting news about the tour!

Professor Becky Parker, Director of IRIS (Institute for Research in Schools) will be hostingSlide1 us at Boroughbridge High School, York. The vision of IRIS is to bring about a transformation of the student and teacher experience of science. Being involved in real science inspires young people and is the best professional development for teachers.

On our tour last year we met Miles Soloman, a school student who found errors in NASA data and became a news story on the BBC. His school in Sheffield is part of the IRIS network. Read more and hear Miles’ interview by clicking on the story panel.

Becky will tell us about the work of IRIS, but more importantly, we will hear directly from the students at the school about the incredible research they are undertaking. You will be amazed at what these students can achieve.

Scroll down and complete the form, the is an amazing professional development opportunity 


Additional opportunity to attend:
15 & 16th Oct, 2018, University College, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A public research conference providing an opportunity for selected graduate and early career researchers to present their research across an international audience, hosted by the University of Melbourne ILETC Project this event will explore:
What are teachers doing (well) when transitioning from traditional classrooms to innovative learning environments?  Read more here




CLD Tour Information
What we have planned:

Netherlands: Universities, libraries museums and co-working spaces with inspiring design and clever ideas.
UK – Meet educational leaders who are challenging ‘the system’ and creating engaging learning environments.
Denmark and Sweden – School visits focusing on design and pedagogy.

Participants: 10 places available
Tour will go ahead when minimum numbers reached by 15 June, 2018
Once application to participate is approved: $500 deposit is required to secure place on the tour.

Earlybird Registration
Full payment received before Friday 15 June, 2018

$AU8900 Full participant – solo traveller, own room
$AU7300 Full participant (per person) sharing room with partner or colleague

Late Registration – Full payment received from 16 June to 31 July, 2018

$AU9400 Full participant – solo traveller, own room
$AU7800 Full participant (per person) sharing room with partner or colleague

(Refund policy outlined below)

What else do you need to know?

The tour will start and end in UK/Europe. Participants will make their own arrangements to the start, arriving on 30 September. This is likely to be Amsterdam or London. At the conclusion in Copenhagen, participants arrange own transport home.


  • 12 nights accommodation with breakfast in quality accommodation
    (from arrival on 30 September to conclusion on 12 October)
  • Site visits and daily transport
  • Flights and transport during the tour between 1 and 12 October
  • Some meals are included and these will be specified in the itinerary

Please note: On this professional tour it is envisaged that there will be walking between visit sites in some locations. We may also need to take a short walk with luggage to a train station. And on school visits there is a lot of walking, often walking up and down stairs. Lifts are usually available.

Please arrange your own comprehensive travel insurance.

Your Hosts: Anne & Mie

AKSince 2011 I have been organising  SCIL Vision Tours (SVT) to Europe and the UK. As you can see from the sample of testimonials below these have been rich and rewarding professional development experiences for those who have participated. In that time I have organised and hosted or co-hosted 10 tours, taking more than 70 professionals, mostly educational leaders and architects on this unique adventure.

I work alongside a corporate travel agent who specialises in small group travel and provides a personal service that attends to the group needs.


I am excited to confirm that Mie Guldbaek Broens of,  who is based in Europe will be working with me in planning and co-leading the tour.

Many who have been before have spent time with Mie as she has joined in at different parts, particularly in Copenhagen and Netherlands. We share passions for learning and school design.


15 & 16th Oct, 2018
University College, Copenhagen, Denmark.

An inclusive package will be provided that includes:

  • 4 or 5 nights additional accommodation in Copenhagen
    (Fri 12 – Tues 16/Wed 17 October)
  • Symposia Registration
  • Transportation to the Symposia on 15 & 16 October

This cost will be in addition to the CLD Tour.
Participation is pending available places at symposia.

What’s Next?

Apply for a place on the tour or send an expression of interest

To participate in this unique learning experience, please outline how it  will make a difference to your professional practice and what you hope to achieve from the tour relevant to your particular context.

Please complete the form below.



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!
(Suzanne Simmons-Kopa, Principal, 2017 SVT participant)

What an amazing experience! 13 days, 5 countries, 8 cities, 14 schools, with 14 people from 8 schools… So now what? I’ve rediscovered the enthusiasm I had as a young teacher, but with the experience of many years in the game. I no longer accept ‘chalk and talk’ teaching and learning from my students or myself. I am more engaged with the learning that my (senior high school) students are participating in. And I’ve learnt to trust them, because if I create a positive learning environment I know they will be engaged and willing. (2017 SVT participant)

Travelling with a group of educators who have a similar vision to teaching and learning for our students was a highlight. Being able to network and discuss what we each do professionally was affirming and allowed me to share my school’s journey and ‘borrow’ some ideas from my peers in diverse, yet similar, environments.
(2017 SVT participant)

I’d also like to pass on my sincere thanks re your organisation and leadership of the trip. It was all that was promised and so much more and is a trip I would highly recommend! We were challenged and inspired by all that we saw and also through interaction with the rest of the team. (2016 SVT participant)

Truly this was one of the most enjoyable both professionally and personal opportunities I have ever had! (2015SVT participant)

This is professional learning you can’t get from conferences and seminars.
(2012 SVT participant)

Refund policy

Before 15 June 2018: Payments received by this date will be refunded.
15 June – 31 July 2018 – Refunds will be calculated accordingly:

  • Less bookings already made on behalf of the participant
  • Less 20% of full registration to cover administration costs

31 July – 31 August, 2018 – Refunds will be calculated accordingly:

  • Less bookings already made on behalf of the participant
  • Less 50% of full registration to cover administration costs

After 31 August, 2018 – No refund is possible


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