THE

BIG PICTURE LEARNING

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

ABOUT US

What work is Big Picture doing?

Making things happen

We are creating Big Picture schools and academies
We are sharing our research, learning, programs and tools

Forging partnerships

We are negotiating new pathways with universities
We are collaborating with other not-for-profit companies and organisations around innovation

Supporting and advocating

We are advocating with governments
We are working with education departments and curriculum authorities

We rely on the support of members to continue this important work.

WHY JOIN?

Why do schools and people join.

Belinda, Parent

Halls Head College

“I support the network because they offer such a relevant approach to education. Big Picture has helped my son feel like part of something and given him direction in life. I’ve been really happy to be involved in Kyle’s schooling and I love seeing his presentations and portfolios.”

Chad Bliss, Principal

Canobolas Rural Technology High School

“Our school joined because I want my staff to have access to the best thinking about education from around the world. We get that with Big Picture Education. We also get discounts on Big Picture services and training.”

Brendt Evenden, Educator

Cooks Hill Campus

“I watched students slip through the cracks over the years, not caring about what they were doing and not prepared for life after year 12. I was searching for a better way for students to learn and found it in Big Picture. Now I’m a member because I want to be part of the solution.”

What is the Big Picture Design?

A New Design for Learning

  • Students pursue their passions
  • They do internships in the community two days a week
  • They design real, complex projects for learning
  • They learn from adult mentors
  • They present their learning via exhibition
  • They are focused on their futures
  • Families are involved in school and in their children’s learning

passion

PASSIONS

The Big Picture Learning Design is centred around student passion and interest.

community

COMMUNITY

Small advisory classes build a learning community inside the school. Internships engage the community as mentors.

projects

PROJECTS

Projects create rich learning experiences and real products.

exhibition

EXHIBITION

Assessment by a public exhibition lets students demonstrate what they have learnt

INTERNATIONAL

Big Picture Education Australia is part of the Big Picture Learning International Network.

20 YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES

Big Picture Learning began in the USA in 1995 and has since spread across the globe.

10 YEARS IN AUSTRALIA

Big Picture Education Australia was established in 2005 as a not-for-profit company. Over 40 Australian schools in urban, regional and remote communities work with us to implement the Big Picture design for learning and school.

Join Now

Access our world class resources and discounted training

Parents, Teachers, Mentors or Education Specialists

Monthly e-resource, discounts on products and training

More than 15 staff

All staff eligible for monthly e-resource, discounts on products and training

Less than 15 staff

All staff eligible for monthly e-resource, discounts on products and training

Level 1, 5 Saywell St

Marrickville, NSW, 2204

61 2 9590 5341

info@bigpicture.org.au

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