Do you want to build a culture of belonging, support and respect in your school?
The ‘Advisory Online’ course is about the ethos, structure and roles associated with a learning community known as an ‘advisory’ in Big Picture Education.
The nature of advisory is encourage students to operate as a cohesive group, while also encouraging students to pursue their own learning around personal interests and passions.
The Big Picture Education design recognises the growing awareness amongst educators that a personalised approach to learning is the way to increase engagement and intrinsic motivation of young people.
Advisory is a cornerstone of that design.
The course consists of 3 Sessions and a Course Review:
What is advisory?• Purpose of an advisory• Structure of an advisory• Role of the advisory teacher
Building the culture of advisory• Operating as a group• Advisory agreements• Getting to know each other• Advisory room design
The work of advisory• Managing time• Interest exploration• Learning plans• Big Picture learning goals
Video case studies of Australian students engaged in personalised learning
Interactive activities with comprehensive feedback
Readings and resources for download