AGM - Education & Innovation Officer's Report

EIO report AGM 2022   Janette Poulton

Referencing the “Education and Innovations Officer Role Description” (2017)

“The Education and Innovations Officer (EIO) is an integral member of the VAPS Committee responsible for developing and maintaining the quality of VAPS’ professional development programs and Community of Inquiry training. They are also responsible for and are actively involved in a number of programs and activities of the Association.”

Education Officer

·   Planned, designed, coordinated and managed staffing for two Community of Inquiry Level 1 (one on-line) training program per year (where there are sufficient attendees)

·   Planned, designed, coordinated and managed staffing for one on-line Community of Inquiry Level 2  including attendees from Singapore, HK and interstate.

·   Contribute to the on-going development of the Level 3 program through FAPSA.

Innovations Officer

·   Design and implement programs, events and professional development strategies which meet the Aims and Purposes of the Association as set out in the VAPS  Constitution

·   Identified places for the expansion of the philosophy or philosophical inquiry in the curriculum

·   Established and manage strategic relationships with partner organisations 

  • Enacted Memorandum of Understanding with both Melbourne Zoos and Museums Victoria.
  • Projects continued with NGV, National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Zoo 
5th MayMiddle Years (years 5-8)Melbourne Museum
10th JunePrimary Years (years 4-6)NGV
28th JulyMiddle Years (years 5-8)Immigration Museum
19th AugSenior Years (years 8-11)NGV
31st Aug (5-9pm)Senior Years (years 8-11)University of Melbourne
8th SepMiddle Years (years 5-8)Scienceworks
10th NovTeacher PD Ethics TrailMelbourne Zoo
17th NovMiddle Years (years 4-8)Melbourne Museum

IN PROGRESS (regional)

  • Sovereign Hill Project with Bonnie Zuidland
  • Philosophy Camp at Sovereign Hill with Ben Kilby
  • Ballarat Art Gallery with Selena Prior
  • Represented VAPS at the national level with FAPSA as Council Member and Secretary of FAPSA.

FAPSA CONFERENCE 2022. 1 and. 2 at MGSE 

  • PCYNAP Philosophy for Children and Youth in the Asia Pacific Network: establishment of Asian Pacific Children’s Circle commencing in April – of interest to VAPS in terms of Intercultural Capability.
  • ICPIC International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children
  • VCAA Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority: curated resource for ethical Capability and Designed and organised on-line Student Forums for VCE students
  • Liaison with CPTAV Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria re governance and resourcing associations.


·   Assisted office bearers of the Association or other designated officials in their roles as necessary

·   Established and maintained networks of communication with members by region, specifically the Ballarat and Moe offices

·   Contributed to a semi-regular newsletter of the Association

·   Submitted an Annual report on the activities of the Association to the Association to be presented at the Annual General Meeting


FAPSA CONFERENCE 2022 Oct 1 and. 2 at MGSE