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Creative Learning

Time to Act - Professional Learning Workshop on Climate Justice and Sustainability

Presented in partnership with Drama Victoria | Creative Learning 2024


Time to Act presents an exciting, hands-on workshop crafted to revolutionize the teaching of Sustainability, a vital cross-curriculum priority for educators.

Dive into dynamic, embodied techniques that bring Climate Justice to life for students of all ages and backgrounds. Join us for this transformative experience where you will:

  • Connect to Country from the perspective of First Nations Educators
  • Explore how interdisciplinary inquiry can help foster environmental awareness and sustainability attributes
  • Discover ways to engage with scientific perspectives using embodied pedagogy in the classroom
  • Collect and share curriculum aligned teaching resources and pedagogic strategies
  • Network with educators working across disciplines and build a community of practice
  • Contribute to education research and curriculum development
  • Explore how young people might step into their power as future guardians of the planet

Drawing on First Nations perspectives, education and arts industry experts, Time to Act offers a highly engaging, collaboration-building and interdisciplinary professional learning event.

Time to Act is aligned with Victorian and national education priorities that support teachers in their enactment of the curriculum.

A light lunch will be provided. Please notify us at if you have any dietary requirements.

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About the Facilitator
Jo Raphael

Jo Raphael (B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD, SFHEA) is Senior Lecturer in Arts Education (Drama) in the School of Education at Deakin University. She is actively involved in teaching and researching in schools, community and higher education settings within Australia and internationally.

She is Artistic Director of Fusion Theatre, an inclusive community-based company, working in areas of disability in Dandenong. Her areas of research and publication include applied drama and theatre, drama as pedagogy, inclusive education and teacher education.

In her practice she applies drama as a pedagogy for learning in areas across the curriculum including science, humanities, and education for sustainability and within diverse contexts including cultural institutions such as museums and galleries.

Jo’s research draws on arts-based and participatory action research methods that are inclusive of participants as co-researchers and collaborative arts-based autoethnography as part of a commitment to developing a community of practice amongst teacher education colleagues. She is a Life Member of Drama Victoria and currently President of Drama Australia.


Fri 6 Sep, 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Ticket price



The Open House

50 Little Malop St

Age Recommendation

Ages 16+


Meet and Greet

First Nations Video – leaving a little time for reflection

Morning Break

Presenting the vision


Drama and transdisciplinary approaches to Education for Sustainability and Climate Justice
1:00- 1:30

Workshop: Project ideas – design and mapping design/pairs/ plan /share

Brief break
2:45 - 2:55

Developing a Community of Practice: Where to from here?
2:55- 4:00