Throughout each module, suggested learning experiences are provided for school or system leaders who seek to engage with deep learning practices across their organisation. In this way, the course is differentiated to cater to both individual learners and to groups.
Module 1: Surface to deep learning
The history of surface and deep learning and exploration of the question: what is learning? The structure of the brain and how it responds to different learning experiences. Mental architecture of the brain - how we learn, behavioural theories, and the dynamically interactive relationships between the regions of the brain.
Module 2: Communication skills - verbal and nonverbal
Verbal and nonverbal communication skills and the importance of effective communication on deep learning. Questioning, discourse and linguistic tools for communication.
Module 3: Motivating students
Student motivation and the importance of teacher-student relationships. Self-determination, self-regulation, and motivation at different age levels, and the tools and strategies to develop motivation through social learning are discussed.
Module 4: Feedback
The importance of well-timed and effectively delivered feedback, and how students can respond to and use feedback to support deep learning.