Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium

The Association of Independent Schools South Australia (AISSA) and the South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (SASPA) will co-host the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium to showcase the work of International expert Yong Zhao and the progress of South Australian Schools.

Ten AISSA schools and ten SASPA schools are working with Yong Zhao to explore the evolving possibilities and challenges in creating schools which will build future thinkers and innovators. The guiding principles of the work have been Professor Zhao’s principles of student autonomy, product-oriented learning and the global campus which, he believes, are foundational to a world class education.

This work has led to a better understanding of what conditions help the development of entrepreneurial young people, a personalised education and increased student participation as valuable contributors and decision makers.

More information is available on the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium‘s dedicated website.


The Paradigm Shifters Symposium

The National Wine Centre

Monday 29 July 2019 8.45am — 4.00pm



School Visit Program

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Wednesday 31 July 2019



Register now for the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium.



Keynote Speakers

Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas, USA.


Belinda Provis BA, DipEd, MBA, MAICD

Principal of All Saints’ College, WA.


Esther Hill
Director of Djoowak: The Beyond Boundaries Institute at All Saints’ College, WA.




Carolyn Grantskalns

Chief Executive Association of Independent Schools of South Australia.


Peter Mader

President of the South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association.




Full day registration including morning tea and lunch is $350 (incl GST) per person.  Payment is by EFT only.  Credit cards are not accepted.

Registrations can only be made on the Paradigm Shifters Learning Symposium website.  Complete your personal details and session selections.  You will receive an automatic confirmation of registration and a Tax Invoice.



Should you be unable to attend a substitute delegate is welcome.  All cancellations or alterations to registration must be made in writing to the Forum Secretariat, Plevin and Associates Pty Ltd.  No refunds will be made for cancellations after the Wednesday 17 July 2019.  All refunds will be made at the conclusion of the Conference.