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Reframing the future of K-12 education: A transdisciplinary approach to new educational practices

Project Member(s): Allen, L., Kligyte, G., Pratt, S., Knight, S., Hopwood, N.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Catholic Education Office, Sydney (Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta -)
Catholic Education Office, Sydney (Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta -)

Start year: 2021

Summary: St Mark’s Catholic College is a school that challenges traditional learning spaces, educational structures and educational pathways, embracing that both their students and educators are lifelong learners, critical consumers and producers of knowledge. They strive to continue their role as an educational leader placing an emphasis on a student-centred approach to learning with both holistic and integrated learning approaches. Following on from a series of research and professional learning projects with TD School the leadership within St Mark’s Catholic College have begun to question: - What is the future of education in primary and secondary schools, in a world where the only constant thing is change? - How can we rethink traditional leadership structures within schools to empower our staff? - How might students to have more agency in their learning? The overarching objectives of this project are to explore: (i) how to reframe educational practices using a transdisciplinary approach; and (ii) how can we create a space for mutual learning between educators, academics, and students in order to support transdisciplinary learning, research, and professional practice to embed cultural change for the empowerment of young people? Specially, we aim to respond to the following research questions: - How might we create preferable futures for primary and secondary schools? - How might we create preferable futures for primary and secondary schools? What risks and opportunities are emerging on the horizon? - How can we reimagine leadership within schools to enhance our culture of learning? How might students have more agency in their learning?

FOR Codes: Education, Education and Training, Educational counselling, Educational administration, management and leadership, Educational technology and computing