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Transforming learning systems

Enabling holistic growth for all students

6 & 7 February 2025
RACV City Club, Melbourne

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We are delighted to announce that Research Conference 2025 will be held in Melbourne at the RACV City Club on 6 & 7 February 2025. 

Research Conference 2025 – Transforming learning systems, will bring together international experts discussing evidence-based, high-quality approaches to transform educational practice.

The focus of this year’s conference is on enabling holistic growth for all students by building sustainable capacity within education systems. The conference will be centred on fostering a shared language, understanding and commitment to continuous improvement in practice.  

Research Conference 2025 will provide an opportunity to discuss practical frameworks for the complex nature of system and school improvement. Join us to work towards our shared commitment of building an equitable, resilient and inclusive learning system.

Conference themes

System transformation overall

How systems fundamentally reshape and realign components at all levels of the learning ecosystem to achieve a common vision for students. 


  • Policy and strategic direction setting
  • Best practices in leading system transformation 
  • Effective approaches to stakeholder engagement to enable system transformation 
  • Considerations in resourcing and infrastructure

Leadership and teaching

The critical work of school and system leaders and teachers in achieving the system’s vision for student outcomes. 


  • Leader and teacher preparation
  • Leader and teacher capability building  
  • Alignment of leader and teacher preparation, capability building and professional growth system frameworks
  • School evaluation and improvement
  • Working conditions for leaders and teachers 
  • Impact of leadership and teaching practices on student outcomes 
  • Leader and teacher contributions to system transformation and innovation

Curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment

What, when and how students learn and how assessment is used to monitor and enhance learning progress.


  • Trends in curriculum reform
  • Features of impactful curricula  
  • Balanced assessment systems
  • Horizontal and vertical alignment between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
  • Approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that foster continuity of learning and opportunities over time over the life span 
  • Scalable innovations in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

Student support and conditions for learning

Broader conditions within which teaching and learning takes place.


  • Equity and inclusion
  • Impactful approaches to fostering positive student behaviour
  • Integrated student support services
  • Alignment with societal and parental aspirations
  • School-community partnerships
  • Alignment with broader system initiatives


Early bird pricing available until 31 October 2024



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Standard price $1,100



Register now

Standard price $990

Per person cost for 10 or more from the same organisation.

Pricing includes GST and excludes credit card processing fee.

Tickets include

  • Attendance at all conference sessions and keynote presentations 
  • Attendance to the Networking Function on Thursday 6 February
  • Morning/afternoon teas and lunch
  • Conference materials including name badge and access to the conference app
  • Access to conference presentations post event (with presenter permissions)

Be among the first to find out about Research Conference 2025.