Learning Impact Project: Innovative New Models for Recognition of Holistic Learning

2nd May, 2022 @ 8:30 am


02/05/2022 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


The three-year AISSA research projects, the Student Agency Lab, led by Charles Leadbeater and Meta-praxis, led by Michael Bunce have culminated in significant findings that have raised broader questions about ways to recognise student learning which can embrace the whole learner and also capture learning impact. It is now widely accepted that within the context of Industry 4.0 alternative approaches to recognition of learning are needed to capture the complexity of learning and its impact.

This new research project has the potential to contribute to this important global debate and to make a significant contribution to international thinking and research.

Advancing the exploratory work of the Student Agency Lab project (led by Charles Leadbeater) and the Meta-praxis Project (led by Michael Bunce), the Learning Impact Project will also feature an advisory board of internationally recognised experts to research holistic learning and recognition.

The project will seek to find out more about how students can:

  • apply a broad range of skills and knowledge across diverse contexts (Transfer)
  • direct their learning and determine the conditions for that learning: how, when and where it can occur and have impact for themselves and others (Agency)
  • practice self-efficacy, self-regulation, and self-direction in their lives, learning, and work to support their wellbeing and that of others (Wellbeing).

Primary and secondary school teams will be positioned as research sites and will design their own project questions in order to:

  • research the relationship between agency, transfer and wellbeing, and the potential impact for recognition within the context of personalised learning
  • design and test new models of recognition that can recognise and evaluate holistic learning impact for individuals and collectives
  • contribute new models of recognition which develop student and staff capability to narrate and map learning impact.

Schools are invited to apply for this opportunity by completing an Expression of Interest. Expressions of Interest are due at COB 22 March 2022.

2022 dates:

2 May, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
16 June, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm
22 September, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm
7 November, 8.30 am – 3.00 pm

Target audience – ALab and Meta-Praxis Project schools, new primary and secondary teams (inclusive of school leadership)

Delivery mode – face to face

Presenters – Michael Bunce, University of East London, Charles Leadbeater, Mary Hudson, Director Leadership Institute and Senior Educational Consultant, AISSA, plus an International Advisory Group


For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.

There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.