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IMPACT Centre wins Peter Doherty STEM Education Partnership AwardIMPACT Centre wins Peter Doherty STEM Education Partnership Award

Schools and organizations partner with the IMPACT Centre to increase their impact in high priority areas .

Our team become part of your team. Leveraging the power of online technology, your school or organization can directly access our inspiring specialist teachers, premium professional networks and evidence-based practices.

We work directly with your students, staff and community to:

  • improve engagement, capability and performance;
  • develop thinking and technology skills that transfer to classroom teaching, learning and assessments;
  • connect you to our vast network of school, university and industry partners.

Our achievements

  • Approximately ​​6,800 students from 225 schools across Queensland, Australia have participated in an IMPACT Centre program in 2018.
  • 65,000 students have participated since 2011.
  • Measurable improvement in student results and attitudes has been verified. IMPACT programs and student results (PDF, 80KB)​.​ ​
  • Development of premium professional networks with a growing membership of ​approximately 300 members from 80 schools across Queensland, Australia.
  • Development of metropolitan and regional online teaching hubs across Queensland.
  • Development of the IMPACT framework - assessed by Griffith University as a dynamic, valid and transferable instrument that contributes to effective online teaching and learning internationally​.
  • University of Queensland’s largest community partner – through online and on-campus experiences for students and educators.
  • International recognition in:
    • United States of America – critical thinking collaborations with UCLA, Pepperdine University and University of Queensland.
    • India – online learning collaborations with the Australia-India Education Council, UNESCO, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace (MGIEP) and Australian High Commission – New Delhi.
  • Winner of the Peter Doherty STEM Education Partnership Award​, August 2018.​

255 schools across all seven education regions participated in an IMPACT initiative during 2017
2018 Participation
Region School Partners
FNR10
NQR17
CQR41
DSR51
NCR25
MER34
SER31
Total 209

Map legend:
Pink = participating school or campus
Purple = more than one participating school in town (e.g. Cairns, Townsville, Mackay​)
Note:  Approximately 100 participating schools in South-East Qld are not shown on this map.


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When compared with national and international online learning initiatives for school-aged students, this is one of the most innovative, well-conceptualised initiatives in the world.

School of Education and Professional Studies, 2016

The IMPACT Centre has developed a pedagogical approach that takes training in critical thinking for school students to a new level of rigour.
Students learn to explicitly articulate complex concepts associated with deductive and inductive forms of reasoning at a surprisingly young age and to transfer those skills across the curriculum.

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, 2017

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Last updated 06 December 2018