Dr Josey De Rossi
]As a writer and researcher in education, I have authored numerous articles and reports in education, including seven textbooks in my specialist area of arts education and theatre history. I have more than twenty-years hands-on experience in writing educational resources. Applying my fundraising skills, I can assist in funding any project when it is required. I am particularly passionate about helping schools use content strategies to build and sustain learning communities. Participating in education still excites me very much. It is my goal to motivate a deep love of learning through rigour and working hard. I continue to research and write on effective ways of running creative projects that highlight 21st-century learning outcomes.
Why I do what I do
As I watch my children, now young parents themselves, I reassess the roles have had in education as a teacher, curriculum advisor and textbook writer.
Have I been a help or a hindrance to the vital work of inspiring and engaging children in our schools?
More importantly, can I now ensure my kids and grandkids participate, as I have done as a ‘baby boomer’, in an egalitarian Australian education system?
I address these questions not by reminiscing about the ‘good old days’. The past can be a ‘hall-of-mirrors’ reflecting back a misshapen truth.
Besides which, I admire the way my children’s generation is evolving solutions. I like what I read and see about new forms of thinking such as DESIGN THINKING. I enjoy participating in new AGILE project management systems that enhance collaboration. I am impressed by new communication systems which understand the importance of CONTENT STRATEGY to help manage the many platforms and software services that are part of living in a digital age. I like the way in which viewing the internet, through the metaphor of an ECOSYSTEM, assists individual and social needs.
It’s a new world after all.
My current work with Fantastic Learning Systems P/L and Red Wool Editions have challenged me to address how I will now produce arts-based education content, write about theatre history and create educational resources generally. How will the principles, concepts, skills and literary conventions that I carry with me, help or hinder me in creating work for contemporary teachers, students and other audiences?
The answer is: it’s time to think again and learn all I can about the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, as well as on the creative and other industry sectors. At the very least, I believe, it is good that my children and grandchildren see how I remain awestruck by the fact that ‘I am still learning’.
Who I work with…
Director, Fantastic Learning Systems
Jeremy specialises in strategy with CEO experience and CPA with CFO experience. He is an experienced program and project management with Agile CSPO (Certified Scrum Project Owner). He works with businesses and organisations that are challenged by growth and change and want to achieve substantial improvements. He is a consultant, a mentor and an advisor, for startup projects. His approach is patient and people-driven encompassing both traditional measures of intrinsic value and deeper considerations that cannot be so easily measured.
Francis Lim & Yong Ho Moon
Co Founders, FUTUREINFORM
We are a creative studio based in Melbourne, Australia. We are graphic designers, moving image makers and cultural researchers. We help businesses to bridge the gap between objectives and solutions, tailoring the business with meaningful ideas and presenting them in compelling visible forms. We create identities, websites, signage systems and many things in between. We develop and produce for film and television too
Clare Rose Trevelyan
Project Developer for Children
Clare-Rose works on storytelling projects to enhance children’s understandings of one another and of their world.