Learning Conversations with Young People and Families

How might we strengthen young people’s experiences of belonging and connectedness in our learning communities?

These 2 spaced workshops are designed to guide you and your colleagues towards a deeper understanding of young people and their families as learning partners. Different scaffolds will be offered to support dialogue and sharing across diverse settings to better understand what learners and family partners bring and offer to their learning community.

Each workshop is 90 mins and will be offered at 3:45pm -5:15pm and is suitable for teams or PLCs


An overview is offered below, with full program details to follow. Workshops series begins in term 2.


Register you interest here, and we will alert you when advertised and open for registrations.

Learning Conversations Young Peopleand Families


Learning Communities are facing new challenges as they support young people’s learning across a range of learning environments. Understanding young people’s contexts, in these changing and complex times is more important than ever.

These resources are designed to support you to work with your colleagues around the needs of young people and their families, in partnership, as we continue to strengthen belonging and connectedness in our communities.

Join us and school colleagues  as we explore these resources:

  • Nine photos about me;
  • Three things that matter to me;
  • Five prompts to support listening to parents, carers and families.

This workshop introduces the resources and explores the different ways they can be used. Participants will have an opportunity in small groups to consider how the resource might be used in 3 way learning conversations with teachers, young people and families, to support co-designing for learning and strengthening learner agency.


Who have we partnered with?
  • Armadale Primary School
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Bastow Institute
  • Berwick Fields PS
  • Carlton Primary School
  • Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Education Office
  • Dandenong West Primary School
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Derrimut Primary School
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Eltham High School
  • Footscray Primary School
  • Grovedale College
  • MACS - Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools
  • Monash University
  • Mother of God School, Ardeer
  • Prahran High School
  • Roxburgh Homestead Primary School
  • St Francis de Sales Primary School Lynbrook
  • St Joseph's Crib Point
  • St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary School
  • St Paul the Apostle, Doreen
  • The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership
  • William Ruthven College
  • Wonga Park Primary School
Armadale Primary SchoolMother of God School, ArdeerMACS - Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic SchoolsThe Victorian Academy of Teaching and LeadershipSt Paul the Apostle, DoreenElisabeth Murdoch CollegeSt Francis de Sales Primary School LynbrookEltham High SchoolGrovedale CollegeWonga Park Primary SchoolDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentFootscray Primary SchoolDandenong West Primary SchoolSt Joseph's Crib Point
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