The Latest from Bastow Institute

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Bush Voices, News

The latest professional development opportunities from Bastow.  

What have we Learnt about Learning?

A conversation between Dr David Howes and Dr John Munro.

Join Dr David Howes, Deputy Secretary Schools and Regional Services, and Dr John Munro from Australian Catholic University as they discuss what has been learnt about the learning process through the experience of remote and flexible learning.

Together they will reflect on feedback from Victorian schools and students, with a particular focus on the role of episodic memory.

Webinar details

The webinar will take place on Thursday 29 October at 4.30pm.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session.

For more information visit What have we Learnt about Learning? on the Bastow website.


Harvard Data Wise Program 2021

Harness the power and potential of data to drive improvement in your school.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Harvard Data Wise: Using Collaborative Data Inquiry to Build Equitable Schools program. 

In previous years, the program has been in person at the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, however the 2021 program will be delivered online across 10 weekly live virtual workshops. School teams will also complete weekly learning activities in their own setting.

The program will explore the benefits of the Data Wise Improvement Process – a robust and validated approach to effectively using data to improve student learning outcomes. The program thoroughly prepares teams to launch the improvement process in their own setting.

Program details

The program will run from Wednesday 3 February to Wednesday 14 April.

School teams of three or more can apply. School teams should include a principal, a classroom teacher, and one or more teacher leaders such as literacy or numeracy leaders. 

Applications close Monday 7 December.

For more information visit the Harvard Data Wise: Using Collaborative Data Inquiry to Build Equitable Schools web page, or contact Rachel Crellin, Senior Project Officer, Bastow Institute of Educational Learning, at