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Distinguished passion reference panel

Eight of Australia’s leading education experts have been recruited by ALL to advise on the Passion-Led Learning Index and Teacher toolkit.

The ALL Reference Panel is made up of: Associate Professor Sandra Milligan, University of Melbourne; Rob Randall, CEO, ACARA; Christine Cawsey, Principal, Rooty Hill High School NSW; Viv White, Co-founder and Managing Director, Big Picture Australia; Jennie Vine, Assistant Principal/Head of Senior School, Wooranna Park Primary School; Lauren Sayer, Director of Learning Technologies - Senior School, Haileybury; Matt Deeble, Social Ventures Australia; and Josh Machin, Manager, Policy at the Business Council of Australia.

The members will meet regularly throughout next year, acting as critical friends to challenge, inform and provide advice on the structure and content of the Passion Index and assessing its impact and value on student learning and attitudes to learning.

While the Passion-Led Learning Index is aimed at all students, three student groups that could benefit from more passion in learning are severely disengaged students, passively disengaged students and high achieving students lacking true connection to personal goals and passions.

Central to the success of the Passion-Led Learning Index is sustainability. The reference panel will help to ensure that the trial produces demonstrable and evidence-based results that lead to systemic change.