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Teaching Gastronomy workshop inspires educators

 Left to right: Presenters Kay Richardson, Dr. Roger Haden, Suzie Clarke, Carole Holroyd

An enthusiastic group of professional educators attended Teaching Gastronomy, a one-day Le Cordon Bleu workshop held in Adelaide (SA) and Sydney (NSW).

Attendees were inspired and empowered by discussions and lectures on new teaching methodologies to implement in the classroom. With four prominent guest speakers sharing their current research and industry insights, participants explored methods of student engagement and modes of learning linked to gastronomic themes. The workshops presented a range of innovative options for engaging, inspiring and applying knowledge in new ways.

After enjoying a high level of engagement during the workshops, participants happily shared their positive feedback over wine and nibbles during the final networking session in Adelaide.

Reviews from our attendees

“Kay Richardson’s talk ignited my passion for change and innovation within the curriculum." - Amanda Johnson, Head of Food Technology, Scotch College

“It made me want to never give up teaching – I now have lots of ideas for implementing new directions in school.” - Sue Ludzay, VET Coordinator, Heathfield High School

“It was great to clarify that we’re on the right track with gastronomy and to collaborate with other passionate educators.” - Jenni Manson, Teacher, St Peters Girls

“Fantastic opportunity to network with likeminded people. It was really good to learn about different community organisations and initiatives which can link with classroom practice.” - Alexandra Fry, Teacher, Thebarton Senior College

“Today was absolutely fantastic. The workshop today reaffirmed some of the current issues with food education and the need to instil that knowledge in our students.” - Lisa Kriaris, Home Economics and Art Teacher, Adelaide High School

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