A new school has begun LiD in London, UK. So far we have heard from only a small number of UK schools implementing LiD. Marc Shoffren, the headmaster of Alma Primary School has written about the launch of LiD in his school in his blog, which he has kindly allowed us to use here. Marc is keen to be in touch with other schools in the UK which have taken on the program. If you are one of those, please do contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regularly hear about new LiD projects beginning, which is encouraging for us. Some of them are of new students beginning the program in schools where it has been running for a few years, such as this one at Corbett school in Oregon. And here is also a picture of a new school beginning LiD, in Birmingham, England. Welcome to all the new LiDKiDs, we hope you have fun. We were interested in the rather snappy boxes the LiD KiDs in Birmingham received at their ceremony.
Mr. Mark Espinosa, as part of his Master’s program at St. Louis University in the Philippines has conducted a study of using LiD in “engaging students and promoting higher order thinking skills.” Though it was only a small pilot study with grade 5 students, the conclusion was: “The study reveals that the Learning-In-depth approach fully engages almost all of the students and enhances synthesis the most among the higher order thinking skills.”
One student summed up her experience by saying she had done well with LiD : “Because I learned more and it’s fun.” Mr. Espnosa also noted: “As a result of undergoing the Learning-In-depth approach students now realized and recognized that they became more knowledgeable about the topic given to them and it also made them increased their confidence in sharing and constructing the knowledge that they have learned. Furthermore, students’ interest and motivation to learn about the topic also grew. It shows that Learning In-depth approach numerically has stimulated and engaged students’ attention back to learning.” He adds: “Finally, The Learning-In-depth approach develops students’ ability to utilize resources which enhances their ability to do research, present and share information which enhance their speaking and confidence skills, and trains them to become independent learners. With this, student became more engaged in learning when they have a chance to dig into complex, challenging, and sometimes even messy problems that closely resembles real life.”
For our colleagues in Chile: You might like to attend a workshop on Learning in Depth at Colegio Santa Úsula—Vitacura – April 2014.
Conferencia Aprendizaje en Profundidad
La profesora y miembro del Equipo de Investigación de Educación Imaginativa de la Universidad de Simon Fraser, Vancouver – Canadá, doctora Jean Warburton, realizará una conferencia para el público general, en la cual explicará los principios del Aprendizaje en Profundidad y cómo éste programa puede efectivamente cambiar la relación del niño con el conocimiento.
El programa de Aprendizaje en Profundidad se está implementando actualmente en diferentes colegios. Esta charla, organizada por la Red Cultural, se llevará a cabo el próximo Martes 8 de Abril a las 19.00 hrs. en el Teatro de nuestro Colegio. Habrá traducción simultánea, y el valor general es de $25.000 y $15.000 para socios del Club de Lectores de El Mercurio.