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Transformational Learning Studio

When we creatively shift how we view and understand complex (educational) problems, different perspectives emerge, and new learning terrains become visible for exploration. Use transdisciplinary learning approaches to generate questions and test inquiry methods in this unique microcredential, that will transform how you address complex challenges.

About this microcredential

Can learning environments provoke shifts or transformations in how people think, explore and create together?

In this complex, networked world, what can make learning initiatives powerful and transformative for individuals and collectives?

During this microcredential, participants will collaborate to tackle a current complex educational challenge that cuts across sectors and professions. Using creative provocations to shift worldviews, you will work collaboratively and playfully to explore how transformations become possible and visible, tracking how they might develop.

In the process, a generative view of learning and change will inspire you to enquire, network, collaborate and negotiate in ways that extend current ideas or perspectives, provoking shifts in ways of thinking and acting.

Taking inquiry-inspired approaches, participants can develop an appreciation of how questions can be more transforming than answers.

Key benefits of this microcredential

Designed by award-winning global leaders in transdisciplinary education from the TD School (home of the internationally-recognised Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) – this practice-based microcredential brings participants together to tackle a complex educational challenge, exploring how transformations can occur.

Through participating in an online studio approach which will immerse you in the latest thinking and methods of transdisciplinary learning, you will be able to develop highly sought-after knowledge and skills applicable in a wide range of educational, learning and development contexts.

If you’re passionate about creating and understanding innovative future-oriented learning experiences that are transformative for individuals and collectives, this microcredential will enable you to expand your professional practices with the latest in transdisciplinary learning approaches.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Transformational Learning Studio (94751) in the Graduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Learning and Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions. 

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential would benefit those from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including:

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Learning designers
  • Academics
  • Masters or PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Professional development leaders and organisational learning professionals
  • Professionals keen to expand the breadth of their own personal learning journeys.


Full price: $1,400.00 (GST free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

  • UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses (excluding fully online courses) comply with the UTS response to COVID-19. 

Additional course information

Course outline

Over five weeks, participants will bring their professional / life experiences and knowledge to this  online studio as they work together with external partners, creatively rethinking a complex educational challenge that cuts across sectors and stakeholders. By confronting different perspectives, approaches and views integral to the challenge, you will learn to use a range of creative inquiry techniques to question, explore alternative possibilities and anticipate new learning pathways.

Areas of exploration in this course include:

  • Transformation and paradigm shifts
  • Worldviews
  • Inquiry-inspired techniques, methods and approaches
  • Generative learning theory
  • Anticipatory learning and future-oriented initiatives
  • Transdisciplinary learning and ethical challenges.

Course delivery

This microcredential is designed as an online studio, to allow you to engage in creative experiences and explore ideas relating to a complex educational challenge in transformative ways. Through  sharing your early insights as online postings in response to the preliminary inquiries, and engaging with others, you can consider how your contributions might add to a thriving community of participants, practitioners and researchers.

During a series of intensive, guided collaborative sessions, you’ll work with other participants in real time to integrate your perspectives, ideas and insights. During that process, participants will work with other stakeholders to rethink a complex educational challenge, and track shifts in learning pathways.

This microcredential is highly collaborative, enabling you to benefit from interactions with others, whilst contributing to the collective’s learning experience. In your individual assessments, you can use those experiences to rethink the complex challenge, make sense of the collective learning and question the relevance of tracking these transformations in your own practice.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Examine, network and negotiate in transdisciplinary ways that creatively extend the representation of ideas and perspectives
  • Test the value of methods, approaches and frameworks from different fields of practice, gaining insight into collective learning systems
  • Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and assess the potential to act creatively, ethically and strategically on them.


Assessment task 1 - Creative testing of methods, approaches and frameworks (worth 30%)

Assessment task 2 - Rethinking a complex challenge: an inquiry-inspired transformation (worth 70%)

Participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.



  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with reliable Internet access, web conferencing capability and an operating system with a web browser compatible with the Canvas Learning Management System.

Professional Recognition

The learning outcomes of this microcredential align with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient Teacher and Highly Accomplished Teacher career stages: 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.3 and 6.4.2.

As a participating teacher in this microcredential, you engage in TD learning experiences and assessments that are designed:

  • To enhance teaching practice to generate positive change for learning progress and achievement,
  • To be job-embedded,
  • To provide opportunities for collaboration, application, and feedback on practice, and
  • Are research based.

These TD learning experiences, and associated assessments, enable you to collect documentary evidence that your practice meets the above-listed Standard Descriptors and the criteria required to count as Elective PD.

Refer to the NESA website for the latest information about professional development requirements.


Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • UTS alumni/students 10% discount with voucher code: TDIalumni 
  • UTS staff 10% discount 

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount voucher 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

In-house training or group enrolments 

  • If you are interested in in-house training opportunities or enrolling five or more people within your organisation, please email


06 September




5 wks


Avg 15 hrs p/w

Meet the Experts

Dr Tanja Golja

Dr Tanja Golja
Head of Transdisciplinary Education Innovation

Tanja Golja (PhD) specialises in designing learning environments that enable people to flourish, both as individuals and collectives, and generate innovative possibilities. As an academic in TD School, she has more than 15 years’ previous experience in the school sector as an educator and leader, and has also worked on major strategic projects at the institutional level in higher education.

Since 2013, Tanja has been the educational lead in designing a cutting-edge suite of internationally acclaimed transdisciplinary educational programs – including the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation and the Master of Animation and Visualisation. Her research lies in design education and educational design, with a special interest in transdisciplinary learning and novel methodologies. Designing imaginative microcredentials that interface with professional practice and enable collective learning is one of Tanja's current passions. 

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Adrian Buck

Adrian Buck
Lecturer, Work Integrated Learning

As an academic in TD School, Adrian works in the spaces where industry and academia collaborate, enabling people to explore personal and professional goals in safe, inclusive environments. With a professional background in career education and development, he offers a unique perspective on understanding individuals’ needs and the transformations necessary to move forward with clarity and confidence.

Adrian has crossed multiple boundaries throughout his career and takes great pride in helping others to do the same. With his passion for combining quality learning experiences with transdisciplinary methodologies, he looks for ways to support people from a variety of disciplines to adapt and thrive in new, exciting and often challenging environments.

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Book a session

Mon 06 Sep 2021 -
Fri 08 Oct 2021
Expert: Dr Tanja Golja, Adrian Buck
  • Facilitated online via Zoom sessions
  • Online
  • 5 sessions, 10 hours total
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