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.

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:

  • Understanding self and others; shifting and shaping learner and professional identities
  • Creating spaces imbued with an ethic of care; attending to the social and relational contexts for learning
  • Co-creating the curriculum landscape; co-design for learning that is authentic and relevant to the lives of learners
  • Pedagogical partnering: co-creating pathways towards deep understandings of self, others and world
  • Assessment capable and confident learners; creating the conditions where assessment inspires confidence in young people to be life-long learners.


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.

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

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.  

Register your interest here. You’ll be alerted when registrations open.

Dates and locations will be open for registration on September 10th

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

Please contact admin@edpartnerships.edu.au for further information

If circumstances permit a locally/regionally based program maybe possible with a blend of face to face and online facilitation. If you are interested in this and would like to be an area 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
  • William Ruthven College
  • Wonga Park Primary School
Bastow InstituteSt Mary of the Cross MacKillop Primary SchoolElisabeth Murdoch CollegeMACS - Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic SchoolsWilliam Ruthven CollegePrahran High SchoolSt Joseph's Crib PointMonash UniversityAustralian Catholic UniversityArmadale Primary SchoolMother of God School, ArdeerDandenong West Primary SchoolSt Paul the Apostle, DoreenFootscray Primary School
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