A collaborative action-research study
In the 21st Century, it is possible to recognise achievement in far more sophisticated ways than exams, tests and scores alone. The Power of Recognising More, a collaborative action-research study focused on building a robust evidence base on the impact and value of broader recognition of learning.
Join other early-mover schools, academics, employers, universities, admissions centres and jurisdictions who are working to transform learning and practices beyond academic measures, to recognise more of young people's diverse skills, capabilities and attributes.
Together, we will:
- Collect information, data and insights
- Examine emerging issues and assumptions to understand the impact and effects of new approaches
- Generate practical outputs that can accelerate broader uptake and influence policy
- Amplify the benefits of broader learning recognition in our spheres of influence.
The study is supported by Learning Creates and Nous Group.
The study is exploring three fields of inquiry
Impact for young people
School and community arrangements
System barriers and enablers
Submissions to the first cycle of action-research are now open and close on October 13th
Cycle 1 is focussed on gathering information about where work is occurring and early information about the impact of approaches to more broadly assess, credential and measure student success. It runs from September to November 2023, with submissions closing on October 13th.
When you submit, you’ll be asked a few simple questions to understand the context of your school/organisation and can then upload any information you have to share - see below to find out more on what types of information we are looking for.
Why get involved?
You have the opportunity to contribute insights, information and data about what you are doing - we are looking for examples of places where communities are working to transform learning and practices to recognise more of young people's diverse skills, capabilities and attributes.
There are multiple ways to get involved and even if you’re only at the early stages of this work - we’d love to hear from you - so we can paint a national picture that speaks to the promise and potential of this work.
Your contribution will enable:
- Your work to be reflected and the opportunity to feedback on learnings as they emerge.
- The development of learning reports that reflect what you and your community are looking to understand.
- A national evidence-base that reflects a diversity of experiences and communities.
- The co-creation of artefacts to support innovative practice.
- Connection to a community of other early-mover schools, communities, universities, organisations and practitioners.
- Evidence to support the work that you are doing.
OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE
Want to collect and share some new information?
We have built some simple tools you can use in your school or community to gather information about the impact of activities you are undertaking to broaden how learning is recognised, including:
The work will take place across 3 years and 5 cycles of work
The study has been commissioned by Learning Creates Australia and is supported by research partner, Nous Group. The initial phase of work will take place between September 2023 and December 2025.
Each cycle will have a distinct focus and build on what we learnt from the previous cycle. The first weeks of each cycle are a collection window, where we will be doing a call out for submissions. At the end of each cycle, we will be sharing a learning report of the insights and learnings emerging, any artefacts that have been developed and what we will focus on in the next cycle.
11 Sept - 27 Nov 2023
4 Mar - 13 May 2024
5 Aug - 14 Oct 2024
3 Mar - 12 May 2025
28 July - 06 Oct 2025
1 Sept - 17 Nov 2025