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Reimagining service-learning with Cathryn Berger Kaye 2023123W

May 9, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023

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Date and time

Tuesday 9 May 2023, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


Principal, Senior Leader, Pedagogical Leader, Service Coordinator, Primary and Secondary Teacher


All educators seek ways to add depth and meaning to learning, and strategies that will guide students to become actively engaged in the complex issues facing our communities. Globally-renowned and pioneering Service Learning expert Cathryn Berger Kaye will facilitate this interactive two-hour workshop by exploring how this can best be accomplished by extending academic connections beyond the confines of the classroom through a reliable and effective inquiry process: service learning. The process of service learning also encourages the 3-dimensional alignment of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities encouraged by the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0, reinvigorating classroom leading and engagement.

A regular conference keynote speaker on service learning as well as 21st-century competencies, student agency, social and emotional realms, climate and culture, Cathryn’s dynamic service-learning model has been incorporated by many schools keen to develop whole-school approaches to service-learning. She has also been a key influence of multiple International Baccalaureate programs, including the CAS core of the IB Diploma and service-learning outcomes in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Cathryn has supported enhancements in the Primary Years Programme PYP.         

Key takeaways               

  • provide ideas on how to embed global mindedness within the school culture and in teaching and learning
  • explore strategies to develop a service-learning approach by planning meaningful, developmentally appropriate learning activities and programs that are grounded in local, national or global problems
  • support schools to understand, incorporate and practice service-learning methodology as a means of accessing, in a practical way, a service-learning culture that aligns to school values
  • encourage the 3 dimensional alignment of learning areas, general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities encouraged by the Australian Curriculum, Version 9.0
  • develop a diverse network of like-minded educators beyond the school.


Presenter information

Cathryn Berger Kaye     

Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A. is an international service-learning and education consultant and a former classroom teacher. She is president of CBK Associates and ABCD Books. She is recognised globally as a thought leader on service learning, 21st-century competencies, social and emotional realms, climate and culture, youth engagement, effective teaching strategies, and environmental sustainability.

Cathryn is the author of The Complete Guide to Service Learning which is a blueprint for service learning and has also written two books with environmentalist Philippe Cousteau. Her work on 21st-century competencies and her program and resources on Social and Emotional Dynamics are used in schools and programs around the world.


Link(s) to relevant VRQA Standards 

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Curriculum framework                                                                
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes