Pedagogies of Possibility (PoPLab)

Pedagogies of Possibility (PoPLab)

PoPLab is a new concept in pedagogical inquiry that sets out to explore possibilities of teaching and learning with proto learners for unknown futures.

We take a playful approach to learning encounters in order to stretch the boundaries of teaching and learning, and progress understandings of pedagogy as democratic, political, philosophical, cultural, intersectional, transformative and ​sovereign acts that interconnect across ​people, place and time.

With our global alliances, interdisciplinary collaborations and industry partnerships, PoPLab seeks to test the boundaries of what Universities ​can do by engaging with the ‘wicked problems’ of teaching and learning in creative ways at the edges of possibility.

Research themes


Play-full pedagogies

We explore imaginative and creative pedagogies to reconceptualise play as mode for learning and thriving in the world.

Led byLinda Knight and Thembi Mason

De-colonising belonging

We recognise that education policies and systems are not supporting all learners or communities and seek to progress the work of decolonising belonging in this space.

Led byAl Fricker and Rucelle Hughes

'Seeing' learning

We investigate ways to exploit visualities to augment experiential learning(s) and ways of learning ‘to be’ in diverse educational settings.

Led byGrant Cooper and Mel Nash

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Interested in finding out more about PoPLab?

Please contact us for more information on what we do and how you can be involved.

Director: Professor Jayne White

Associate Director: Elise Hunkin

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer