Learning in Depth (LiD)

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Students lead their inquiry.  Students set the pace.  One topic over many years.  One hour per week.  Students develop a level of expertise unlike anything else they have an opportunity to learn about in schools.  Begin with students at any time. Intrigued?

A Brief Introduction to Learning in Depth (LiD)

(Source: LiD Website).

“Learning in Depth”, or LiD, is a simple though radical innovation in curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students become experts about something during their school years. Each child is given a particular topic to learn about through her or his whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum, and builds a personal portfolio on the topic. To the surprise of many, children usually take to the program with great enthusiasm, and within a few months LiD begins to transform their experience as learners. The program usually takes about an hour a week, with the students working outside school time increasingly.

Learn more, get resources, hear from LiD kids and teachers here.  This post introduces a few LiD Kids.  This post shares an article about LiD in the Globe&Mail from 2015.  Enjoy!  (This page summarizes all of our LiD-related posts!).  Here:  Canada Foundation For Innovation recognizing LiD.

You can also get information on LiD IEE–Learning in Depth study that aligns with Imaginative Ecological Education.

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