About Us

Building and maintaining strong networks and relationships with our clients is at the core of our business model. Our commitment therefore is simple: to get the job done on time, on budget, and always to the highest possible standard.

Dan Barton

For the past 15 years, adult education has been my passion. Specifically, witnessing firsthand those lightbulb moments when a student learns something for the first time or achieves a goal they never dreamed possible. As an education specialist, I have a unique opportunity (and responsibility) to make those moments happen.

My career in education began as a trainer and assessor in the VET sector and later developed into a career in education design. These days, my passion and focus lies squarely on designing and developing high quality and engaging learning experiences for every student.

Our philosophy

Alvin Toffler once observed that "the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

Workplaces, technologies, and job roles are constantly changing and as such, the need to adapt new skills and dump the obsolete has never been more important. We know that in order to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving environment, we must strive to consistently meet the needs of 21st century learners and their employers.

Therefore, our philosophy is one of continuous learning. We consult, seek feedback, and evaluate to ensure that contemporary practices and knowledge of the way people learn is reflected in our methods, practices, and work.

Design principles and learning methodologies

We know from experience that the best learning occurs when students feel safe, engaged, and motivated. To that end, our work is underpinned by a range of adult learning theories, principles, and methodologies.

Our design principles and methodologies include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating an environment that is safe and conducive to learning by writing materials and instructions that are clear and concise, in plain English, use active voice, and AQF level-appropriate language.
  • Supporting skills and knowledge development by scaffolding learning and providing opportunities for students to practice what they've learned.
  • Adopting a student-centred approach that actively, rather than passively, engages students in the learning process.
  • Cognitive information processing, working memory capacity, cognitive load, and the transfer, comprehension, and application of knowledge.
  • Incorporating inquiry and discovery-based learning principles which requires students to investigate, question, generate ideas and solutions, and critically reflect on the application of concepts in the workplace.
  • Embedding AQF and audience appropriate professional skills including:
    • Problem-solving
    • Initiative
    • Critical thinking
    • Creativity
    • Collaboration and teamwork
    • Social and communication skills
    • Information, digital, and technological literacy
    • Autonomy and self-directed learning skills

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