Damon Whitten
Developing learner agency in foundation level education. Damon is a specialist provider of professional development to the tertiary sector, focusing on adult literacy and numeracy. He aims to generate and connect research to real-world contexts using the results to develop effective teaching and learning approaches. His goal is to empower and re-engage adult learners with their dreams, passions and potential through numeracy and literacy education.

Damon’s presentation explores strategies that you can share with learners to develop their learner agency. School is a wonderful place and time for some people, but as we know, many leave feeling emotionally beaten up and drained of their confidence to learn. The learner agency project is designed to help such learners change the script, to become good learners, develop sharp thinking skills, and master the learning process.