Passion-led Learning: Individual Passion Project

Passion-led Learning: Individual Passion Project

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  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • Work Studies
  • Skills for Learning and Work
  • Career and Life Design
  • Social
  • Leadership
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Enterprise Learning
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Lesson summary

Support individual students to develop and work on a passion project by guiding them through processes to refine and align their work using a Passion Profile and scaffolding timelines and expectations.  

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • be able to articulate their passion
  • build a set of skills and knowledge based on their chosen topic

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify the goals and outcomes they are working towards
  • learn about an area they are passionate about

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Lesson Plan

Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • critical thinking
  • communication
  • community engagement
  • curiosity
  • initiative
  • problem solving
  • prototyping
  • reflection

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:

General capabilities

Critical and Creative Thinking (Years 8 -10)

Personal and Social Capability (Years 8 -10)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

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Additional Info

This lesson uses The Passion Toolkit, developed by our partner the Australian Learning Lecture (ALL). ALL acts as a hub and a catalyst, working with the world’s leading knowledge shapers to drive impact in key areas of education and the need for change.

Related Professional Learning

This lesson is informed by a series of 3 Professional Learning Courses on Passion-led Learning - see the following Courses 

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