About us

Ed Program Design specialises in designing education programs and activities for museums and other special places where students learn outside the classroom.

Its Vision …

School students understand  their local natural and cultural heritage, and how it fits with the global context, so they can make informed decisions about the future that awaits them.

Its Mission …

  • Create learning programs for museums and places through collaboration with schools, museums and  community groups
  • Use games, puzzles, stories, and hands on approaches that are fun, and  engage students in learning about  heritage
  • Create program that link with the Australian Curriculum
  • Support museums to be sustainable, able to share their stories with current and future generations

It’s Origin …

Ed Program Design is a new business, established in  2013.  It sits within  VisionDesign Pty Ltd, a  consulting company established 1995,  and run by  husband and wife  team Janis and Paul Hanley.

Janis Hanley B.Com, GCPA

Janis’s background is business and policy analysis.  Her work in Heritage Policy lead her to see the important role of local museums and schools, in keeping the heritage stories alive.  Janis sees this as key to ongoing community awareness of these important places, and their meaning.  Janis has been awarded five Qld National Trust awards for her work in this area.

Paul Hanley B. Eng (Mech) GDipEd

Paul, a mechanical engineer, trained at Qld University of Technology, is a  senior Engineering and Physics teacher.  He brings strong management skills, and broad teaching experience to program development