Introduction to “Learning in Depth”

Workshops/Seminars: Introduction to “Learning in Depth”

One day workshop – Recommended as initial training for all teachers and administrators planning to implement LiD.

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.


To enable participants to answer the following questions:

  • What is the nature and purpose of the Learning in Depth project?
  • What are the potential benefits of implementing LiD?
  • What are the most practical ways of implementing LiD?
  • What does it look like in practice? (A teacher who is implementing a LiD program will be available to discuss her work.)

11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Break.

11:15 to 12:30 p.m.


  • To introduce teachers and administrators to the basic structures and plans for implementing LiD.
  • To discuss the nature of the topics that are central to LiD.
  • To examine the nature of the portfolios, with some examples.

12:30 p.m. to 1: 45 p.m. – Lunch break

1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • To enable participants to work in small groups, with LiD resource people, in planning the initial ceremony in which students will be given their topic and to plan for supporting one child through the first year of exploring one topic

3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • To begin development of a school plan for LiD implementation, including scheduling planning time, communicating with parents and community members, inventorying current resources, and developing a plan for acquiring additional resources. Discussion of participants’ further needs prior to implementation, and how the LiD group can respond to them and support teachers as they move towards implementation.

Materials provided

Brief Guide to LiD.

From the book: “Learning in Depth: A simple innovation that can transform schooling” :

Chapter Six: Some operating principles and examples

Chapter Seven: Building the portfolio

LiD Newsletter.