$300 – $330

The Role of Concepts in Student-Centred Inquiry

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Caulfield Grammar School

217 Glen Eira Road

East St Kilda, VIC 3183


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‘The teacher’s questions and provocations are what initially drive investigation, and it is the result of this process that we see students’ own critical wonderings emerge’ ©IGE, 2015

This workshop will examine the pedagogy of inquiry focusing on the role of concepts in student centered learning. It will provide educators with strategies to capture and maximize student's curiosities, to develop practices for recognizing authentic conceptual inquiry using concepts as well as ideas for designing learning environments that optimize conceptual thinking.

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of connecting students to concepts

  • Ways to identify the role of concepts in learning and thinking

  • Practical strategies for provoking and connecting student curiosity

  • The significance of authentic resources in conceptual learning

  • The connection between conceptual learning and critical thinking


This workshop is suitable for teachers of upper elementary to middle school who are developing an understanding of the role of concepts in learning.

What to bring:

A unit of learning that can be referenced for planning and developing learning with a more conceptual focus.

Presenter: Andrea Mūller

Andrea is an experienced teacher, consultant and author who has worked and works extensively in many schools throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe. In these settings, she has had roles that include classroom teaching, curriculum coordination, curriculum advisory K-12, and programme manager with the International Baccalaureate. She is currently consultant and Director of Innovative Global Education working extensively in schools leading and evolving sustainable models for professional learning. These models involve developing and designing curriculum frameworks and working in partnership with teams, through mentoring and coaching, to review and refine planning, teaching and assessment which support current and researched educational practices. Andrea is co-author of: ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts’ published by Hawker Brownlow. Andrea is based in New Zealand.

Workshop Timings:

Saturday 27 May

8.30 - 9.00 Introduction to the conference

9.00 - 10.30 Session One

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Two

1.00 - 1.45 Lunch (lunch provided)

1.45 - 3.45 Session Three

Sunday 28 May

8.30 - 10.30 Session Four

10.30 - 11.00 Break (snacks provided)

11.00 - 1.00 Session Five (conclusion of workshop)


All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fee: US$300.00

Registration fee after the 27 March 2017: US$330.00

Registration fee after the 27 April 2017: US$360.00

Cancellation Policy

Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 27 April, 2017 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled your full payment will be reimbursed. If the workshop is proceeding you will not receive an email.

Workshop Participation

If Innovative Global Education is informed by by 27 April, 2017 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 27 April, 2017 IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee.

If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from school or participant at any time


The hotel we recommended by the host school is the

Novotel, St Kilda: http://www.novotelstkilda.com.au/

The hotel is approximately a 5 minute drive from the school campus

Participants to inform on booking that you are attending IGE Conference. You will be entitled to a 10% discount on room prices at the time of booking.

Note: Novotel has set up an online booking process for participants. Please use the link below:


Transportation to and from Caulfield Grammar:

Parking at Caulfield Grammar:

For those coming by car, there is some parking on site at Gate 1 (no parking in Gate 2 or 3) but there may be Saturday sport so parking would be limited. There is parking outside around the campus.

Coming by train:

For those coming by train, the campus is about a 10min walk from Ripponlea train station.

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