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Consumption vs Creativity

Dean and Steve dive into a rich conversation about the spectrum of creation. Is the technology in our schools active or passive? Is it a set and get or do we put low floor, high ceiling technology opportunities in front of our students? These questions get mulled around as we Read more…

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Networking, PLNs and Design Thinking

Where have we been? Steve begins by sharing the behind the scenes of the new University Campus at Ivanhoe. Year 9 is traditionally recognised as the year where students provide the most challenges in terms of disengagement, behaviour, and lack of direction. But is Year 8 the new Year 9? Read more…

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Taking the time to be offline

In our first real episode for 2018, we revisit the importance of offline time and switching off. This is always a challenge when work is something you are incredibly passionate about. How do we develop good work habits when the lines are blurred so much? We explore the third space,  a Read more…

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Ep 14: Interview with Steve Glaveski

Episode 12 of Design and Play is a fantastic interview with Steve Glaveski, a long time friend of Design and Play. Steve is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus, an innovation hub, school and consultancy based in Melbourne and Singapore, an Amazon best-selling author, host of the hugely popular Future Read more…

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Ep 13: Spark talk with Steve Brophy – Are you creative?

In the second SPARK episode, Steve Brophy discusses the question ‘Are you creative?’ Drawing on research and insights from a range of sources, Steve unpacks strategies to help all learners rekindle their creative drive. Show notes Jane Fulton-Suri from IDEO – https://www.ideo.com/people/jane-fulton-suri Megan McArdle – “Upside of Down” – http://amzn.to/2vJS3DJ Adam Grant – Read more…

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Ep 12: Interview with Tom Barrett

After a little break due to illness, Dean and I are back with a great interview with Tom Barrett. Tom shares his journey from humble beginnings as a Primary teacher in the UK to becoming an education consultant running his own business, Dialogic Learning. Through Dialogic Learning, Tom helps schools get Read more…

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Ep 10: ILEs, VCE and the Flow state

We hit double digits with episode 10 and Dean provides an in-depth reflection on the recent Transitions conference at Melbourne Uni. Transitions was a public research conference exploring research behind the move from traditional classrooms to what are being called innovative learning environments (ILEs) This day included a catch up with our Read more…