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High Resolves

High Resolves has developed and refined an award-winning, comprehensive citizenship curriculum that is grounded in learning science.

High Resolves has developed and refined an award-winning, comprehensive citizenship curriculum that is rooted in cutting-edge learning science and more than 14 years’ experience in the field. The curriculum includes: professionally delivered and film-based immersive experiences, a library of over 80 teaching resources and real-world application exercises.

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May 2019
Around the world, we are seeing a rise in hateful discourse in communities and at the highest levels. High Resolves is tackling these pressing issues head-on by training the next generation to resist

About the innovation

Why High Resolves?

High Resolves seeks to contain the contagion of hate, a rapidly-growing global pandemic, by teaching teens how to be responsible, engaged citizens. The rise of hate and intolerance is well documented – not only across North America and Europe, but the world. What’s more, with the rapid growth and prevalence of social media, hate speech has been able to spread more quickly and more widely than ever before. Facebook, for instance, reported that they removed “nearly 3 million pieces of hate speech between July and September, a 15 percent increase from [the same period in 2017].”

In order to address these problems, we created High Resolves as an immersive, educational program that targets the 10 to 18-year-old population. By the time young people turn 10, they have developed sufficient cognitive capacity and mental awareness to challenge their own thinking. Throughout their teenage years, children have brains with very high plasticity – making it the easiest time to replace corrosive mental schema with more positive structures. If we want to challenge racism, misogyny and other forms of hatred and intolerance, this is the best age to do it.

Geographically, High Resolves began with a deep focus on teenagers in Australia, where we have currently worked with over 260,000 young people in our multi-year programs. The program recently expanded to both the United States and Canada and we are now expanding in developing countries like China, Brazil and India through partnerships with local players. Our goal is to drive our global reach to a million youth within three years.

Our solution is education through experience. High Resolves is an award-winning system for building mastery in the core competencies of citizenship – from independent thinking and inclusive leadership to effective collaboration. We all know that rote lectures are not effective in this domain. Our formula, based on learning science, shows that sustained personal transformations must begin with peak experiences that shift a person’s thoughts and feelings about themselves and the world around them. These shifts must then be hardwired into long- term memory through repeated practice in the classroom and project-based application in the real world. Real impact requires all three of these elements and we are one of the only programs that integrate all three aspects into the learning journey.

In addition, we created Videos for Change as a platform for young people to create powerful 1- minute advocacy videos on social themes. Originally a national competition in Australia, it has now become a digital platform enabling a global movement of youth exercising their voice to drive social change. Schools, camps, youth organizations and faith-based communities can all use their own instances of the platform to host local competitions.

Our new Composer platform is a truly disruptive innovation which translates the latest insights from learning science into a simple visual language, we have enabled education companies and schools to describe sets of learning experiences using different shapes along “strings” that work across traditional subject areas. Using the latest AI, our search engine allows school leaders to learn from others all around the world. For example, a social inclusion program in New Orleans that draws on content from six education providers can be discovered and tailored by schools in Sydney. Moreover, Composer enables a radical new approach to embed micro-assessments into curriculum to eliminate the need for expensive special testing instruments. We will formally launch the Composer with our ecosystem partners in August this year.

The combined impact of these highly engaging learning experiences is a tangible enhancement of the participants’ sense of collective identity and an increased likelihood that they will act in the long-term collective interest. Ninety-five percent of participants rate our program as highly engaging; 91 percent achieve the targeted cognitive outcomes; and 87 percent achieve the targeted affective and behavioural outcomes.

Our work is recognised for its distinctiveness. High Resolves was awarded the Patron’s Prize from Good Design Australia for excellence in user experience design, surpassing all companies and industries in Australia. In November, we were awarded the John P. McNulty Prize, which celebrates the boldness and impact of individuals who are using their expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to address the world’s toughest challenges.

Impact & scalability

Impact & Scalability

The innovation has an ambitious goal in its current footprint (i.e. covering 50% of children in Austrialia in the next five years). The guidelines and resources available this innovation can be extended to other areas easily. The innovation has reached 260 000 users in 5 countries and it has been recognized globally.

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Seeking to address what is a global issue, one which I have seen teaching with students from different countries. This is an idea which is obviously applicable and can be scaled up to a wider range of learners.

Leadership for youth to be educated as good behavior citizens and resolve/fight against hate is a a paramount journey!! High impact and high scalability!!!

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Get in touch!

High Resolves has developed and refined an award-winning, comprehensive citizenship curriculum that is rooted in cutting-edge learning science and more than 13 years’ experience in the field. The curriculum includes: professionally delivered and film-based immersive experiences, which challenge and shift students’ existing beliefs about the world; a library of complementary teaching resource packs and teacher professional development, which deepen and reinforce student learning in the classroom; and real-world application exercises, which provide students with opportunities for action-based, integrated practice.

We would love to talk to you about how we can best support your school in embedding a culture of global competence so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Read our Theory of Change
Download our Theory of Change and learn more about how we achieve impact through our dynamic program based on learning science and 13 years experience in the field.
Find out more about our Peak Experiences for young people

When we speak with people who have incorporated a path of service into their lives, they frequently refer to some peak experience in their youth that transformed how they thought about the world.

With this in mind, we developed a series of award-winning immersive experiences around 4 quadrants of citizenship that trigger transformative “ah-ha” moments and create awareness and self-discovery.

Find out if we can work with your students to develop their global competence by emailing us at

Access our library of over 80 free teaching resources

It takes repeated practice to shift any new schema from working memory into long‐term memory. Without this shift, we are not likely to see ongoing behavioral change.

We have designed a library of complimentary teaching resource packs (TRPs) that help teachers deliver classroom experiences that reinforce the peak experiences. We also offer professional development for teachers to support the effective implementation of citizenship education in their classrooms.

For teachers in Canada, Australia and the U.S. you are able to access these resources at If you are outside of these areas please send us an email and we can give you access.

Bring Videos for Change to your school, camp or youth group

Young people are passionate about making a difference, but often don’t know where to begin. Videos for Change provides a simple, yet powerful stepping stone for young people to channel their passion and creativity into tangible social change and develop the confidence that their actions do make a difference.

High school students are challenged to create a one minute video to raise awareness and inspire change on a social issue they are passionate about. Past participants have covered a wide range of issues from domestic violence, gender equality, cyber-bullying and social inclusion.

To learn more go to or email us at

Join us at our annual summit for education leaders

Ed Summit will focus on one of the most pressing questions for our sector:Global citizens are made not born, so how do we reimagine our schools to ensure young people are globally competent?

The prioritisation of global competence as one of the key pillars of learning required for the 21st century is being recognised by education systems globally. But how would you design a rigorous model for building the requisite competencies? And which content and pedagogical techniques should you deploy to ensure students gain real mastery in these domains?

Ed Summit 2019: Lead the Change will bring together global thought-leaders, trail-blazers and disruptors from the education sector and beyond to look at the evolving face of education and provide education leaders with the tools they need to create an action plan based on best practice from around the world.

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