Professional Development

Dara School invites you to attend

Science of Learning ’23

This evidence-informed professional learning course for educators, F-12, is based upon a variety of models developed through research into the Science of Learning, for example, Rosenshine (2012), Learning Scientists (2015), Powerful Teaching (2021) and PENS: Psychology, Education, Neuroscience (2021). The most recent Australian Curriculum advice on Students with Diversity will be referenced throughout the course.

Download the Flyer here: Science of Learning 2023

It can be challenging for time-poor educators to access these important pedagogies effectively, so this course will synthesise the research and its application in schools. Strategies for increasing learning outcomes for the diverse range of students in our classrooms will take the following approaches:

The What: The structure of the strategy

The Why: Scientific evidence

The How: Application in the classroom

Janet Farrall, a distinguished and highly experienced educator whose four decades of practice have ranged from the classroom to leadership, project management and consultancy, will present the workshops. She specialises in the education of highly able learners, dispositions for learning and differentiation for all learners, including the highly able.

This course is offered online to enable rural and remote educators to access the course. Educators will be equipped with workshop materials, PowerPoints and other learning aids.

Please forward your Expression of Interest to secure your place and receive relevant resources to build your prior knowledge.

Science of Learning '23
Term 2 WorkshopsTuesday 23rd MayThursday 8th June
Term 3 WorkshopsTuesday 15th AugustThursday 31st August
Term 4 WorkshopsTuesday 2nd NovemberThursday 14th November

Science of Learning Strategies

  • Assessment: Pre and Formative
  • Dual Coding
  • Feedback
  • Explicit Instruction
  • Interleaving
  • Knowledge Organisers
  • Managing Cognitive Load
  • Memory: Working, Long-term
  • Metacognition
  • Modelling/Examples
  • Questioning
  • Retrieval practice
  • Self-explanation
  • Spaced practice
Presenter: Janet Farrall

Learner, Teacher, Mentor, Coach

Investment: $110 per workshop

Investment in the whole course is discounted to $610.

Location: Online

Microsoft Teams, 5pm to 7pm.

Express interest to: Andi Pegler

Call: 08 8317 6020