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Join us for Live Learning 18:

Doing School Differently – Challenging the Status Quo

Live Learning is Future Anything’s continuing professional development series for educators.

Each month, Future Anything’s leading educators chat with awesome movers, shakers, thinkers and doers from the world of entrepreneurship, education and beyond on topics designed to help build enterprising mindsets in schools.

In this second session of our Doing School Differently series, we explored innovative approaches in education that challenge the status quo.

We talked to three incredible educational leaders who are revolutionising traditional notions of learning and reimagining the future of education:

  • Chrissie Coogan, Principal, Coorparoo Secondary College (QLD)
  • Trudi Edwards, Head of Primary, Matthew Flinders Anglican College (QLD)
  • Stella Jinman, Principal at Cecil Andrews College (WA)

In this thought-provoking session, we discovered how schools in Australia are being reimagined to create dynamic learning environments that nurture curiosity, cultivate critical thinking, and empower students to embrace their individuality. Read more our brilliant guests below.

Check out the recording of this paradigm-shifting live online conversion below and explore how to do school differently and unlock a world of endless possibilities.

Meet our guests:

Chrissie Coogan, Principal, Coorparoo Secondary College (QLD)

Chrissie is a fearless leader who constantly challenges the status quo by asking important questions: Why? Why not? What if? Embracing the spirit of collaboration, innovation, and celebration, Chrissie believes in enabling challenges rather than shying away from them. Coorparoo Secondary College takes an innovative approach to education, exemplified by their implementation of a four-day week schedule. The strategic focus of the college revolves around actively seeking opportunities to explore various fields, including neuroscience, entrepreneurship, student authorship, and ownership of learning trajectories. By prioritising student wellbeing, Coorparoo Secondary College aims to foster academic engagement and achievement. 

 Trudi Edwards, Head of Primary, Matthew Flinders Anglican College (QLD)

Trudi is a future focused educator who will be joining us to showcase the innovative initiatives implemented at MFAC. Among these initiatives are the renowned share i-Impact and i-care programs, which actively incorporate design thinking methodology into the curriculum. Trudi will also delve into the fascinating realm of the Wonderarium and Wonderations, platforms designed to ignite a relentless curiosity within students. Through her presentation, Trudi will provide valuable insights and inspiration, highlighting MFAC’s commitment to fostering a culture of exploration and learning.

Stella Jinman, Principal, Cecil Andrews College (WA)

Stella is a visionary and dynamic leader dedicated to spearheading an educational reformation agenda in order to empower every student to reach their fullest potential. With a forward-thinking mindset and entrepreneurial spirit, she is committed to creating an ecosystem of long-term, sustainable partnerships that enable students to gain confidence, knowledge, and skills necessary to excel in cutting-edge careers. Stella’s transformative leadership has not only equipped students for the challenges of the 21st century job market but has also contributed to Australia’s future prosperity by adding value to the nation’s overall growth.

EVENT NAME: Doing School Differently: Challenging the Status Quo

DATE & TIME: Thursday 27 July 2023, 4pm – 4.45pm AEST

GUESTS: Chrissie Coogan, Principal, Coorparoo Secondary College (QLD), Trudi Edwards, Head of Primary, Matthew Flinders Anglican College (QLD), Stella Jinman, Principal at Cecil Andrews College (WA)

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