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The nature of learning


The implementation of the Australian Curriculum provides an opportunity to deliver on the outcomes for schooling expressed in the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008). Using the resources and activities below, principals and curriculum leaders are able to embrace uncertain, complex and diverse contexts and work with others to seek creative and innovative solutions that support quality outcomes for all.

Watching this presentation, educators will be encouraged to reflect on the learning environment they provide for the students within their classroom. 

Note that this activity has multiple options for you to choose.



  1. Introduce the activity by distributing the The nature of learning: using research to inspire practice www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/48437065.pdfExternal Link (PDF, 41.2KB)
  2. Open the Nature of learning presentation prezi.com/lknlvxiwywje/the-nature-of-learning/External Link on the Prezi website prezi.comExternal Link and present it to the group using the The nature of learning: presentation notes (pdf, 725KB).

Suggested follow-up activities



  1. Use Survey Monkey www.surveymonkey.comExternal Link to create an online survey using the Learning environments survey (PDF, 203KB). The Survey Monkey video provides support for this. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtd339Kj7EMExternal Link
  2. Use the Learning environments survey in paper form as a reflection activity for staff.
  3. As a leader use the Learning environments survey as a professional development activity with individual staff - eg, ask each individual to focus on one specific statement and reflect on their practice over a few weeks.
  4. Choose one specific statement and use for staff discussion.
    a.    What does this mean? 
    b.    What might this look like?




This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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