Inspiring Learner Agency

How might we strengthen the conditions for young people to become strong agentic learners?

The program is designed to strengthen and stretch our understandings about learner agency and to translate these understandings in the context of a local designed professional inquiry.

Inspiring Learner Agency is a partnership between a passionate team of school colleagues and the EdPartnerships team, who together explore and investigate learner agency and apply these new learnings in the context of their local school community.

The program focuses on the following areas of learning:

  • Deeply understanding self, others and community; shifting and shaping learner and professional identities
  • Creating spaces of belonging and connectedness; attending to the social, relational and material contexts for learning
  • Co-creating the curriculum landscape of learning; co-design for learning that is authentic and relevant to the lives of learners
  • Partners in learning and leading; creating dynamic learning communities


Dr. Jayne Louise Collins, Larissa Raymond and The EdPartnerships Team


The program is for a team of 2-4 colleagues - leaders, teacher leaders and teachers - who are interested in exploring and investigating learner agency in their school community. It is important that the team is actively supported by whole school leadership to investigate and innovate in a process of professional inquiry.

Inspiring Learner Agency is a remotely facilitated online course with multiple opportunities for interactive and collaborative small group learning. 

We are also offering additional intakes for locally/regionally based programs with a blend of face to face and online facilitation. This is something we are very excited to be launching (more information below).

The structure of the program is 5 facilitated workshop days, 3 hrs of school team mentoring across the duration of the program, as well as ongoing investigation and application that is relevant to your professional inquiry focus.  

The dates for this program beginning in term 2 are as follows: 


Program Dates : 

   Commencing Term 2        

13th May

7th June

27th July

2nd September

26th October

Register here


Costs: $1100 + GST for each team member (includes 5 facilitated workshop days and 3hrs of team mentoring)

Please contact for further information

**We are launching our offer of a locally/regionally based program with a blend of face to face and online facilitation. This offer includes the opportunity for co-deign to ensure the program meets your needs and will be located in your community. If you are interested in this and would like to be a school host for an Learner Agency cohort, please contact us to discuss. Hosting schools will be offered discounted access to this program.


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
Footscray Primary SchoolCatholic Diocese of Ballarat Education OfficeArmadale Primary SchoolSt Joseph's Crib PointElisabeth Murdoch CollegeDepartment of Education and Early Childhood DevelopmentDandenong West Primary SchoolBerwick Fields PSCarlton Primary SchoolSt Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary SchoolThe Victorian Academy of Teaching and LeadershipEltham High SchoolMonash UniversityWilliam Ruthven College
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