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Interesting Learning: 6 activities to activate your learner

21 June 2023
ONLINE via Zoom Webinar


We all know that that interesting, interactive sessions are more likely to increase learner involvement and subsequent learning. Interaction and problem solving empowers learners to play an active part in the learning process and have a voice, which increases confidence and a sense of learning ownership.

To really understand an area of focus, we need to investigate the fundamental language we use: this is vital if we are to provide an inclusive learning environment. We must also consider developing skills and equity in the way we group learners.

Skills like mindmapping, a cognitive process to make meaningful connections between concepts and idea, are also a focus in this session. Additionally Reflection, using practical activities, is integral to our learning sessions if we want our students more invested in the process.

This session will contain 6 interactive and interesting learning activities that you will be able to implement with your learners immediately to increase their involvement in the learning process.  

Together we will investigate:

  • Problem solving, using De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats to increase investigative and interactive learning

  • Developing language and understanding – some fun activities to avoid misunderstandings around the use of language

  • Grouping students for learning- how to ensure all group members are active and involved – not watching from the sidelines  

  • Constructing Mindmaps to make sense of content and aid memory  

  • Encouraging student voice in your learning community

  • Reflecting on Learning- practical activities to build the power of reflection

Key topics covered in this webinar 

  • Problem solving
  • Developing language and understanding
  • Grouping students for learning
  • Constructing Mindmaps
  • Encouraging student voice
  • Reflecting on Learning
NB. Can't make the session?We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session's closure. All Velg Training webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your time zone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Wednesday 21st June 2023
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12.30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 12:00pm (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:30am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • CEO/Owners
  • Heads of Faculty/Department/Area Managers
  • Consultants
  • Trainer/Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers/L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Kay Schlesinger, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint (in PDF format)
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resource 
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Kay Schlesinger

Kay Schlesinger has worked in numerous educational sectors, including a position as a Deputy Principal where she took responsibility for the professional Development of educators and supported new leaders in the sector. In the last 20 years Kay has worked in VET, Higher Education and as an Educational Consultant.

Kay has received awards for Teaching and Adult learning in the VET sector. She has continually demonstrated innovative approaches to teaching a diverse range of students. This was exemplified in 2018 when she presented at the AVETRA conference around Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies.

In 2020 Kay was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship by the Department of Education and Training for her work with new teachers. Kay is currently mentoring organisations around empowering new educators for organisational improvement.

Kay has also designed programs around Industry mentoring and was one of the keynote speakers at the 2021 VDC Annual Conference where she addressed: 10 Ways to Empower New Teachers for Success. A pathway for organisational success. Kay has also been a speaker at TAFE Director’s Australia and spoke at TAFE Queensland/ Holmesglen annual conferences. Kay is currently working with The Department of Education in a consulting role.

Developing the capability of educators has been Kay’s passion for many years. She is focussed on partnering with educators to create interesting, interactive learning experiences.

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees (Not available in all Webinars)
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Kay Schlesinger, before the session, please email

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