Making a positive impact – with Professor Fiona White

Learning Focus
Australian Curriculum
Start Date
1 Jun, 2022
Enrol by
18 May, 2022

Enrol for Term 2, 2022

Program Description

Join Professor Fiona White to explore issues around racism and culture, and continue to build strategies to make positive changes in learning environments.

This face-to-face workshop will focus on challenging stereotypes, developing cross-group friendships, and commonalities AND differences. The workshop will align to the general capability of Intercultural Understanding.

Presenter Information: Professor Fiona White

Fiona is a Professor in Social Psychology at Sydney University with expertise in the development of effective strategies to promote cooperative intergroup relations. She is recognised internationally for developing, integrating and evaluating social cognitive strategies to reduce prejudice and stigma. Fiona has led several prejudice and stigma reduction projects including the recent ABC series The School That Tried to End Racism.

Program Outcomes

Participants will:

  • gain practical tools to have conversations to make positive changes with their students
  • develop and share learning opportunities for an inclusive classroom
  • highlight the components of effective classroom strategies to promote respectful and inclusive relationships
  • support student wellbeing through intentional and considered planning and use of strategies
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
Location, Date & Time

1 Day Program – 9:00am – 3:00pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

  • Thursday 24 February 2022 – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Monday 30 May 2022

North – Tailrace – Launceston

  • Tuesday 22 February – (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Tuesday 31 May 2022

North-West – paranaple – Devonport

  • Wednesday 23 February 2022(Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  • Wednesday 1 June 2022