Getting Started

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Identify a tangible need

Getting Started

It is good to be clear about what you want to do and why you think it's important. Can you clearly articulate the problem or opportunity for learning you are trying to solve with innovation? To help you build an idea of why you need to try something new and what you want to do, consider the following questions:

  • What have been the major issues and events leading up to the identification of this trial?
  • Why is this trial important now?
  • What problem or opportunity is the trial seeking to address?

When you have an idea of the issue or opportunity that creates the need for the trial, you can use the following tool to help you get a clearer picture of the underlying causes.

Learn from other innovators

Take the time to look around to see what’s already been done by other educators. Consider the following questions:

  • Have others tackled your particular opportunity or problem in an innovative way?
  • Can you build on what has already been successful for other educators by adapting or enhancing an existing idea or an approach to fit the specific learning needs of your students?

To learn more about what other innovators have done see: Examples of innovation