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The skill of learning 2022103W is a Course

The skill of learning 2022103W

Aug 22, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022


Full course description

Date and time

Monday 22 August 2022, 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm


Delivery mode

Online - please complete your registration here



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

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.

In this free and insightful 45 minute webinar, James Anderson will present the Learnership Matrix to help you understand the different types of learners in your classroom. He will also introduce the Learnership Diagnostic Tool.

All participants will receive a copy of James Anderson’s white paper Learner Agency - a guide for school leaders.


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 – Student learning outcomes        


Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers

1.  Know students and how they learn

3.  Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

5.  Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning


Key takeaways               

  • understanding of what Learnership really means
  • introduction to the Learnership Diagnostic Tool.


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.           


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