The LHC Learning Futures Project 2016
The LHC Learning Futures Project got to the heart of developing relevant College learning goals by researching "the big question". That is, what learning and teaching will/should/can look like in LHC classrooms and the broader learning environment in the future.
To achieve this, in 2016 CiTEL undertook an extensive research project that engaged widely with the College community and beyond. The project methodology includes interviews with external learning leaders and focus groups with staff, parents, LHC student leaders and university students. All staff, parents and students had the opportunity to share their vision for the future of learning and teaching at LHC via the Learning Futures Project online surveys, conducted in 2016.
The findings from this ground-breaking study have been used to inform College directions and the development of the new Learning Futures Framework for Lourdes Hill College. A copy of the summary of the key findings is available on request.
The new Learning Futures Framework was launched in Semester 2, 2017.
Personal Pedagogy Program 2017
The Learning Futures Project highlighted that the key to good teaching is the development of effective, positive teacher-student relationships. This became a key focus for professional learning in 2017. LHC partnered with Bill Cropper from The Change Institute to develop and deliver the Personal Pedagogy Program. The Program was delivered as weekly PD during 2017 Term 1 SCAD. As part of continuing the focus on personal pedagogy, the CiTEL Studio is working with LHC Audio Visual and Bill Cropper to produce a series of videos for internal use to supplement the program.