This site is about the the proposal to introduce to the school curriculum a new component, called Learning in Depth. The basic idea is that each child will be given, during the first week of grade 1, a particular topic to learn about through their whole school career, in addition to the usual curriculum. Topics might include such things as apples, ships, the circus, cats, the solar system, etc. The aim is that each child, by the end of her or his schooling, will know as much about that topic as almost anyone on earth. The expectation is that this process will transform for most children their relationship to, and understanding of the nature of, knowledge. It should also transform for each child the experience of schooling. It is expected also to be a source of deep pleasure. The primary stimulus to bringing this idea into practice is the book "Learning in depth," and this web site is designed to help support and carry forward the project of introducing this proposal to schools.
Some potential benefits of Learning in Depth:
knowledge of some topic in great breadth and depth
discover along with students
For the school
--Provides a means for older and younger
students to cooperate in learning
--Leads to learning-based associations with other schools
You may read the article from which this project developed by clicking here.
You may read an Introduction to the program by clicking here. (If you know someone who might be interested in this project you could refer them to this page, or you could photocopy it to hand to people who might be interested.)
You may read the Introduction to the book by clicking here.
"Makes a lot of sense"
"Just what the school needs to bring genuine learning to students."
"Why didn't I think of that?"