Dimensions of Learning is a comprehensive model that uses what researchers and theorists know about learning to define the learning process. Its premise is that five types of thinking — what we call the five dimensions of learning — are essential to successful learning. The Dimensions framework will help you to maintain a focus on learning, study the learning process, and plan curriculum, instruction, and assessment that takes into account the five critical aspects of learning.
Welcome to PBL-Online, a one stop solution for Project Based Learning! You’ll find all the resources you need to design and manage high quality projects for middle and high school students.
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking).
Throughout the last ten years Mike has been an active teacher with the NSW Department of Education teaching in a range of school environments including a K-12 school, secondary school, as well as a Senior College.
A regular speaker at events ranging in size from a handful to several hundred; Mike loves to communicate in a way that inspires and encourages the participants to reach their full potential. His favourite topics to teach on are:
- Motivation and student engagement in the classroom
- Creating a culture of engagement in your school
- How to effectively use technology to increase student engagement and motivation and improve results
- How to creatively communicate with Generation Y&Z
- How to think for a change (explains the latest research on the brain and our understanding on how we learn)
- How to maintain an effective work–life balance
Creating long-term memories is at the core of education. Yet it was not until 2005 that the key discovery was published in Scientific American explaining exactly how long-term memories are formed in the brain. Since then, staff of Monkseaton High School have been working on translating this discovery into real experiences for children, creating a solution called ‘Spaced Learning’.