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Course Learning Objectives

  • Lessons from visible learning
  • Surface versus deep learning
  • Choosing learning outcomes
  • Analysing outcomes (Bloom’s Taxonomy and SOLO)
  • From outcomes to assessment and learning methods
  • Direct instruction
  • Inquiry-based learning (case, problem and project)
  • Experiential and simulation-based learning
  • Visual learning design
  • Responsive application

The Direct Instruction and Deep Inquiry course combines live interactive webinar sessions with NESLI’s state of the art learning portal to create a rich and engaging learning environment. The course employs an integrated learning methodology based around expert tuition, peer knowledge-sharing, and practical workplace application. Throughout the program, learnings are related back to the day-to-day realities and challenges of each participant within the school context.

Throughout the course participants attend three interactive online sessions. These sessions can be accessed from any desktop computer or mobile device allowing for minimal disruption to participants workday. The live online sessions allow participants to interact directly and engage in meaningful discussion pertinent to the course content

During the course, participants have 24/7 access to the interactive online portal which connects them with their fellow participants across the country.

Throughout the course, content and media is accessible 24/7 via a state-of-the-art online learning management system that allows participants to engage with it any time from any device.

Delivery Format

A three week online course to assist teachers with curriculum planning

Direct Instruction
And Deep Inquiry

This course (re)introduces teachers to the distinction between direct instruction and deep learning, helps them choose and document appropriate learning outcomes for their classroom activities and assists them with designing and applying vigorous learning methods to make their pedagogy more effective and ‘fit for purpose’. Teachers will have the opportunity to apply these principles to their own contexts through an ongoing learning design project based on their current or future curriculum needs.

In addition to rich multi-media presentations and user-friendly toolkits delivered via a cutting edge online learning platform, participants will have access to three highly interactive live webinar sessions to collaborate and share their learning with like-minded teaching colleagues from across the country.

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National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative, NESLI
Level 3, 607 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia


Phone: 1300 938 470

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