Mark’s passion is to communicate how we can best prepare all learners for the world they will live, work and play in. Based on the latest research into how the brain learns, Mark has developed a learning framework that provides educators with a developmental schema for how learning takes place. The learning process lays the foundation for building greater learner agency (ownership) over their learning. Through an understanding of the learning process, all learners are able to build their capacity for lifelong learning.
Facilitating effective learning requires creating a curriculum that is both focused on conceptual understanding and is founded on the critical role of the learning process and the underlying competencies. Mark has created a conceptual curriculum that is in use (to varying degrees) across a range of schools. Mark is keen to ensure that this theoretical framework is developed into a set of very practical processes and systems that can be implemented within schools. Mark’s presentations address the reasons for the multiplicity of changes that educators are currently experiencing in their profession as well as providing effective solutions and adaptive pathways in order to create the learning environment that are now required by schools.
The paradigm shift in the needs of society, work and play places that has played out over the past 20 years now requires new practices and processes that empower learners with the capacity to learn efficiently and effectively, anywhere, anytime and with anyone. Mark has written numerous books and articles describing this paradigm shift in learning that are we now experiencing and he explains how educators can best address the challenges that they are currently facing.