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MICROCREDENTIAL

Transformational Learning Studio

By reframing and rethinking complex educational problems, surprising perspectives and novel possibilities emerge. Discover cutting-edge transdisciplinary methods that empower learners and transform your practice as a learning professional.

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 use different visual mapping techniques to identify and better understand stakeholders who have a vested interest in an initiative. You will collaborate with industry partners and academic researchers to tackle a current educational challenge or opportunity that cuts across sectors and professions, using various approaches to make sense of experiences. Working creatively, you’ll explore how transformations become possible and visible.

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

Key benefits of this microcredential

This practice-based microcredential supports participants to trial a range of ideas, methods, techniques and strategies in tackling a shared industry challenge as well as within their own professional setting or other situation.

This microcredential has been designed to:

  • Immerse you in the latest thinking and approaches in learning and transformation
  • Expand your professional stakeholder mapping toolkit and enhance your collaboration practices
  • Develop highly sought-after knowledge and skills applicable across a wide range of educational, professional learning and development contexts
  • Surprise and inspire

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

Price

Full price: $1,600 (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 

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:

  • Stakeholders and stakesharers
  • Visual mapping techniques
  • Inquiry-inspired methods and approaches for working together
  • Transformation and creative shifts
  • Generative learning theory.

Course delivery

This microcredential is designed as an online studio, to enable you to engage in creative experiences and explore ideas relating to a complex educational challenge in transformative ways. Through sharing your early insights 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 microcredential, 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 to gain insights into collective learning systems
  • Identify significant issues, challenges or opportunities and examine ways to tackle them creatively and ethically.

Assessment

Participants will benefit from working collaboratively and be assessed individually across the following two tasks during the course:

Task 1: Creative testing of methods, approaches and frameworks (weight: 30%)

Task 2: Rethinking a contemporary challenge: An inquiry-inspired transformation (weight: 70%)

To successfully complete this course, participants must complete all assessments and achieve an overall Pass grade.

Requirements

Mandatory

  • To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas.

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

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 support@utsopen.uts.edu.au 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 td.learning@uts.edu.au
$1,600.00

START DATE

03 April

MODE

Online

DURATION

5 wks

COMMITMENT

Avg 15 hrs/wk

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Lead Academics

Dr Tanja Golja

Dr Tanja Golja
Head of Transdisciplinary Education Innovation

Tanja specialises in designing learning environments that enable people to flourish, both as individuals and collectives, and generate innovative possibilities. As an academic in the 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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Celinda Corsini

Celinda Corsini
Head of Teaching & Learning, Innovation & Future Directions

Celinda has 17 years of experience in secondary education. In her teaching and leadership roles she constantly questions the status-quo and pushes the boundaries of what is possible. Her expertise in curriculum design, professional development, online learning and change management has seen her share her knowledge at various conferences, professional learning events and via digital publications. Her school-wide teaching and learning initiatives include introducing and sharing authentic learning tasks, feed-forward models, collaborative learning opportunities, personalised assessments and content co-design between students and teachers. 

Celinda enjoys turning blue-sky thinking into feasible solutions, empowering educators to innovate within the perceived constraints of syllabuses, compliance and context. She is passionate about reimagining schools and inspiring positive change in education. Transdisciplinary learning has reframed her purpose as an educator and opened her practice to new ways of thinking.

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Book a session

Mon 03 Apr 2023 -
Fri 05 May 2023
Expert: Dr Tanja Golja, Celinda Corsini
  • Participants will have the opportunity to attend an introductory seminar (Week 1), four intensive workshop sessions (Weeks 3 and 4) and two mentored learning sessions (Weeks 2 and 5) during the course. Click on ‘Sessions’ information below to see relevant session dates.
  • Online
  • 7 sessions, 12 hours total

To complete this online course you will need a personal computer or device with a reliable internet access and an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.

Enrolments close on Monday, 27 March 2023, 12pm (AEST).

 

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