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Learnership – the skill of learning 2022053F is a Course

Learnership – the skill of learning 2022053F

Sep 6, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

$720 Enrol

Full course description

Non-members use code LEARNERSHIP for discounted price of $400

Date and time

Wednesday 7 September 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Delivery mode

HYBRID EVENT - Attend in person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne or join online (a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event)


This learning event is right for you if you are are a primary or secondary teacher wanting to improve how your students engage in the learning process to become better, more skillful, learners.


You are a skilful teacher. But are your students skilful learners?

Think of Learnership in the same way as you’d think about leadership or craftmanship. It denotes a degree of skillfulness. Learnership is the skill of learning.

As an experienced teacher, you’ve honed your craft over many years. You know how to teach and you’re good at it. But quality teaching isn’t always enough.

Too many of our students are passive learners. They wait to be lead through the learning process. They are satisfied with the immediate gratification of completion, rather than the long-term benefit of challenge. Many students lack an understanding of how they learn, much less what it means to be an effective skilful learner.

Ultimately learning is the product of what the teachers does AND what the learner does. If our students aren’t engaging effectively in the learning process, then even the best teachers face an uphill battle!

For example, how many times have you given students carefully crafted formative feedback, only to have it ignored by the students? And how many of your students wait for you to find their mistakes and then wait again for you to show them how to fix them instead of doing that work for themselves?

The Learnership Matrix describes six different types of learners. In this workshop, you will use the Learnership Diagnostic Tool to identify the type of learners you have in your classroom, and then learn how to guide your students in becoming more skilful learners.

Think of Learnership in the same way as you think about craftmanship, or leadership. It denotes a  skilful act. Learnership therefor is the skill of learning.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes                        
  • The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning                        

Key takeaways               

  • understanding of the Learnership diagnostic tool to identify how your students are engaging in the learning process
  • awareness of how your students’ Mindset effects learnership
  • strategies to improve your students’ relationship to challenges
  • an understanding of Habits of Mind and how these apply to learnership and effective effort
  • pedagogical approaches for developing more skillful learners.


Presenter information

James Anderson             

James first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ‘90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), presenting around Australia and overseas. As an author, he has published Succeeding with Habits of Mind and The Agile Learner, as well as numerous e-books. He has published with Art Costa and Bena Kallick Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum. His regular blogs are also read by thousands of educators around the world.