SCIL Vision Tour 2014: World’s best museums are the epitome of personalised learning

As a child I can remember running around the old Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, where UTS is now located, flicking switches, seeing lights and mechanical things buzz. It was fun. I was the daughter of an engineer, and I think some of this rubbed off onto me. I always loved toContinue reading “SCIL Vision Tour 2014: World’s best museums are the epitome of personalised learning”

Nokia, Ikea & Pickled Herrings: Learning from Scandinavia #CEFPI #SCIL (Part 1)

I presented a talk at the CEFPI NSW seminar that reflected on what we can learn from Scandinavia. It is an amalgam of my trips there over the last couple of years, to see what ideas, philosophies, learning spaces and systems that are in use and are successfully engaging students in their learning. (There is alsoContinue reading “Nokia, Ikea & Pickled Herrings: Learning from Scandinavia #CEFPI #SCIL (Part 1)”

‘What ifs’ from the SCIL Study Tour? #SCIL11 – Part 1 | Denmark & Sweden

What if you threw 10 educational leaders together, to travel to places in Europe and the UK for two weeks? This is what happened last month, as we embarked on a trip to learn from places of unique interest, share ideas, challenge one another and have a lot of fun along the way. Here areContinue reading “‘What ifs’ from the SCIL Study Tour? #SCIL11 – Part 1 | Denmark & Sweden”

#SCIL11 Danfoss Universe: Theme Park meets Science Centre

“We need a new place to bring passion for science and technology back to our children. Danfoss Universe shall be such a place” Jorgensen Mads Clauson, Founder The vision behind the science based theme park was to bring a practical solution to meeting the future science, creativity and innovation needs of Denmark by providing aContinue reading “#SCIL11 Danfoss Universe: Theme Park meets Science Centre”

Lifting Vision | Leaders Learning – SCIL Study Tour 2011

Vision becoming reality I am energized when a dream or vision for the future, one that I have been working on for some time, finally becomes reality. In less than two weeks we embark on the next big adventure About 1 year ago I was traveling with my colleagues from SCIL/NBCS on the study tour,Continue reading “Lifting Vision | Leaders Learning – SCIL Study Tour 2011”