Responding to our Changing World: Designing Innovative Learning Spaces by Andrea Muller, Dubai



6th – 7th October 2017


UAE, Dubai,


Holiday Inn Barsha, (special room rate for event)


595 USD if registration and payment before September 15th, 2017.
650 USD if registration and payment after September 15th, 2017.
Booking for every 5 delegates will receive 1 FREE seat for the SEN workshop.

We really need to stop considering thinking as simply ‘intelligence in action’ and think of it as a skill that can be developed by everyone.’ Edward De Bono, 1982


In the words of Ken Robinson “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative to find ways to bring creativity to learning.


This workshop is designed to foster and provoke our thinking as to the role of innovation in learning; in our classrooms; in our beliefs about the learner and learning; and, its function in 21st community and society.

Andrea MULLER is an experienced international teacher and consultant who has worked in and with many schools throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe. In these settings, she has had roles that include curriculum coordinator and adviser, and program manager with the International Baccalaureate. Her current role is consultant and Regional Director for Innovative Global Education. In this role, she works extensively in Asia Pacific and Middle East. Critical to this role is leading and evolving a sustainable model of professional learning. This model involves developing and designing curriculum frameworks; working in partnership with teams to review and refine planning, teaching and assessment which support current and researched educational practices in both local and international settings. Andrea is a co-author of a recent publication: ‘Taking the Complexity Out of Concepts’.


Educators, Curriculum Managers, Administrators – Elementary to Middle School

Please note although content for sessions are indicated, this may be adjusted in terms of timing and participant needs as the workshop progresses.


Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Participants arrival
09:00 – 10:30 Session One: What is innovation
  • Define innovation within the context of learning – what might it look like?
  • What future skill sets might be needed for the world of work in 2020 – implications for the learning environment
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session Two: Promoting a Creative Mindset
  • Explore a range of resources for developing critical questioning skills to support the creative process
  • Understanding how exploring an idea and possibilities can lead to innovative solutions – the role of conceptual inquiry
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
01:30 – 03:30 Session Three: The Design Process
  • Explore the idea of a ‘design mindset’ and how learning might harness these skill sets
  • The application of the design process a way to generate and act on original ideas
  • Examine practical strategies that allow curiosity to flourish in the classroom

Day 2

09:00 – 10:30 Session Four: Designing a Learning Space for Innovation
  • Explore a range of approaches for designing the learning environment as a space for innovation
  • Resourcing for creative and critical thinking
  • Practical ways to innovate in your classroom
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Session Five: The Role of Student Voice
  • Understand the significance of the power and role of student interest in the development of a critical thinker
  • How to connect students to the possibilities, develop ideas and find solutions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
1:30 – 03:00 Session six: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation
  • Examine the challenges and pose solutions around fostering a culture of creativity
  • Innovation in Action: ideas for your learning environment and approaches to curriculum design

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.

Terms and Conditions

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who have taken part in all sessions. Please make sure your personal information is correct in the registration form.


Fees include all materials necessary for the workshops, lunches and coffee breaks during workshop days. Workshop fees do not cover transportation or accommodation.


Participants are responsible for any visas.


Payment will be made via bank transfer.
Bank detailed information will be given via confirmation email.
Please indicate participant name and workshop in the transfer reference.
Please also note that all charges are the responsibility of the remitter.
Full payment is due within 4 working days after confirmation of registration.
Spaces are limited. If payment has not been received within the deadline, spaces will be released to other interested persons.


  • If you are unable to attend this event, you may send a substitute delegate in your place at no additional cost. Please advise us of any substitutions as soon as possible. The participation fee will not be reimbursed upon cancellation if done then less than one month of the workshop date.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from any changes to or cancellation or rescheduling of the workshop. If the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, 4 Generations 4 Education will make every effort to contact every registered delegate. In case of cancellation or reschedule of a workshop, 4 Generations 4 Education will reimburse the participation fee, keeping 10% as service charge.

  • 4 Generations 4 Education reserves the right to cancel the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • All workshops will only be confirmed if there is sufficient number of participants.

  • You are advised to make your travel plans on confirmation of the workshop from us