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.
Learning in Depth
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kieran Egan
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.
How This Project is Carried Out
How This Project is Put into Action
Corbett Charter School in Oregon, U.S., is running all of the programs accessible from the main IERG website.
Corbett Charter School is ranked Number 3 in the U.S. on The Washington Post's Challenge Index, leading all schools in 49 states. The two top-ranked schools share a single campus in Dallas, Texas. One is an engineering magnet, the other a school for talented and gifted. Corbett is a community school.
In addition, IERG ideas and practices and the Learning in Depth (LiD) program can be found in schools in many countries. LiD has developed from an idea four years ago to implementation in hundreds of schools and a dozen countries today.