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Curious Cats - The role of curiosity in learning

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Hands up who’s ever had trouble getting students to do their work?

Getting and keeping students engaged in learning can be one of the toughest challenges for educators.

Curiosity is an innate trait, yet research suggests that as we get older, it diminishes, and in some cases, is actually squelched by the very system designed to teach us. Given the renewed focus on supporting students in Vocational Education, it seems logical that as educators, we refresh ourselves on one of the basic tenets for learning.

This session is designed to acknowledge the vital importance of curiosity in skilling lifelong learners.

Webinar details

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020

Time: 2.00pm AEDT

Duration: 1 hour

Investment: $55.00 inc GST.


What we'll cover

  The impact of curiosity on learning

  Theory that underpins curiosity and learning

  Elements that can work to sabotage your teaching efforts

  Suggestions for what you can do to foster student engagement and progression


Michelle Charlton - VET PD Group

Michelle first entered workplace training in 1993, and since then, has worked in and out of the sector for a variety of public and private organisations.  Michelle holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Adult and Vocational Education, and Training and Development.  

One of Michelle’s greatest interests is ‘why’ and she looks to ignite and share this curiosity for learning at every opportunity. Through VET PD Group, Michelle shares regular updates about the Australian VET sector and encourages practitioners to connect, grow and strengthen:

  • Connect with others; with new and existing ideas
  • Grow perspective and professional performance
  • Strengthen practice, student and sector outcomes

Michelle is an experienced presenter and facilitator, a qualified trainer and assessor, and has industry qualifications and experience in project management, leadership and management, training and education, and business operations. Michelle currently works with her team to offer specialised VET and RTO services, through resource development, validation services, and VET professional development opportunities.


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.



  • The recording of the live event will be available to all participants for 30 days after the event.


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