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Course Description

If it is our goal to develop ‘a vibrant and successful knowledge economy’; to see our students genuinely engaged in their learning, enabled and empowered to both learn about established knowledge but as importantly, ‘create knowledge’ and ‘improve knowledge’; if we are keen to see our learners skilled and ready to substantively participate and actively contribute to their world, we need to re-think what we are doing, and how we are doing what we are doing in schools. 

Learning How to Learn

We need to teach our kids how to learn through a comprehensive learning process that mirrors how learning occurs in the outside world so that they can take responsibility for and control of their own learning.  We need to ensure that intellectual rigour, depth of knowledge and understanding, authentic, relevant, engaging and purposeful curriculum are our priorities.  We need to change the way learning is planned, designed, implemented, assessed and evaluated. We need to transcend our current vision of teaching and learning for our kids and transform our practice!

  • What does it mean to learn?

  • Is there a difference between knowing and learning?

  • What does it mean to ‘build knowledge’ and ‘create knowledge’?

  • What is authentic learning?

  • What is integrated learning?

  • Is there a difference between theme and authentic integration?

  • What does real learning look like?

  • What are the similarities and differences between ‘real life’ learning and ‘in school learning’?

  • How does planning need to change if ‘knowledge building’, ‘knowledge creating’, and authentic, disciplined, goal-directed inquiry are end goals? 

This course will examine these critical questions as you challenge your current approach to delivering the curriculum. Lane will offer a refreshing, necessary and practical approach to re-thinking and re-engineering how teachers teach and learners learn.   


K- 9 teachers, curriculum coordinators, principals, curriculum and pedagogy consultants.

Teaching Standards

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

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This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.


Course curriculum

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    Prior To Starting

    • Prior To Starting

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    • Learning How to Learn – Towards a Knowledge Building and Innovation Pedagogy

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    Reflection Questions

    • Reflection Questions

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    Course Feedback

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Lane Clark

Lane Clark

Lane Clark has a well-earned reputation as an expert in powerful pedagogy and in the design and delivery of engaging curriculum. Her authentic, transdisciplinary approach to learning is founded on teaching students how to learn, how to think and how to use new technologies to enhance their learning. A culture of innovation and enterprise is promoted as the so what™ stage of Lane’s learning model and drives learners to USE new learning to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. As a teacher, Lane has taught in the mainstream throughout the primary and secondary levels; she has also worked with learners from across the ability spectrum and in numerous multi-age settings. As a learning consultant and workshop provider, Lane has offered professional in-service opportunities in her compelling approach, across five continents, in fourteen countries, influencing the practice of more than 35,000 educators in the process.

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