George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Wooranna Park Primary School

Public, Urban
Grades K-6
Dandenong North, VIC
Interest-Based Learning

One School's Uncompromising Take on Student Choice

At this Reggio Emilia-inspired elementary school, children take the lead in structuring their schooling.

Suzie Boss
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Passion-Driven Research Projects

    Months- or even years-long independent research projects motivate students to develop core curricular skills.
  • Communication Skills

    Connecting Public Speaking to Critical Thinking

    In a forum where students present their learning so that an audience of their peers can question and build on it, everyone learns.
  • Learning Environments

    A Student-Driven Approach to Experiential Learning

    See how a Reggio Emilia–inspired elementary school in Australia fosters student interests to spark curiosity and joy in learning.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Sparking Curiosity With Self-Directed Learning

    Teacher-designed stations linked to core skills prompt students to learn while exploring their interests.