'What's the Difference?' - between schools in Australia

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6 Rainy Hill Rd

Cockatoo, Victoria 3781


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What's the difference? Education is education, right?

Life is education... we learn as we grow... but this kind of education is different. It's different to Steiner education, just as forest education is different to Montesorri education.

So, what are the differences?


An increasingly wide range of educational options exist in Australia. We may be the lucky country, but with options comes confusion. It can be extremely difficult for an educator to understand various curricula and pedagogies yet alone explain how theirs is different, and it can also be hard for parents to make decisions between these schools of thought for the purposes of their children.

In this first-of-kind, full-day program, we will understand the differences, and similarities, of our Australian schools.

Participants will learn foundational information about Aussie schools' values, curriculum, and learning and teaching methodologies from practicing educators representing:

  • academic education (mainstream)
  • creative education
  • Steiner education
  • Montessori education
  • nature education, and
  • home-schooling education


This program is available for any educator, parent, support worker, and community member who is interested in learning more about both the differences and similarities between different various forms of education.

'What's the Difference?' is limited to only 24 participants.


Monday 26th Feb
9.15am - 3pm

(free event for parents of our students)

and again

Tuesday 27th March
9.15am - 3pm (see other event)


The program will be held at 6 Rainy Hill Rd, Cockatoo.

Course facilitator

The program will be led by Jane Macdonald, the founder of the School of Cultural Creativity (SoCC).

About SoCC

The School of Cultural Creativity empowers children (and adults) who prefer a creative education to learn, grow, and achieve in light of who they are, in sustainable environments in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.

We are a not-for-profit, for-purpose social enterprise, and a registered charity.

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Please give us a buzz on: 1300 11 66 54

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