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The Knowledge

Discover the latest evidence-based principles of teaching and learning.

What have we got here?

The Knowledge is an online resource that you can start, finish or just dip into at any time. It's one of a growing catalogue of Skills Journey courses for learning professionals. You can buy this course on its own or subscribe to the whole catalogue.

What is The Knowledge?

The Knowledge is a comprehensive digest of the latest evidence-based principles of teaching and learning. As such it provides a solid foundation for anyone looking to build their skills as a learning professional.

The Knowledge has been compiled from the work of the world’s leading researchers on learning and teaching. It includes only what has been thoroughly proven to work in practice while at the same time pulling no punches in pointing out ideas and models that are built on sand – however popular they may be.

Twelve essential topics

The Knowledge consists of twelve topics, each of which covers an essential aspect of learning and teaching:

  1. Establishing the right relationship with your learners
  2. Responding to learner differences
  3. Structuring your lessons
  4. Engaging learners
  5. Providing clear explanations
  6. Employing visual aids
  7. Combining voice and visuals
  8. Improving learning through your use of words
  9. Providing worked examples
  10. Optimising the process of practice and rehearsal
  11. Providing feedback to learners
  12. Assessing learning

The structure of each topic

Each of the twelve topics of The Knowledge contains the following:

  • A quick introductory quiz to check how much you already know about the subject of the module
  • An animated video covering the essential ideas from the topic
  • Information on each of the key rules and principles
  • Guidelines on how to apply the rules and principles, depending on your particular role
  • A list of references
  • An optional quiz to help you check your knowledge of the rules and principles

Using The Knowledge

The Knowledge can be used in several, very distinct ways:

  • As a collection of twelve mini-courses, which you can take in sequence or in any order you please.
  • As a valuable source of reference which you can dip into at any time. In this case, you can simply ignore the quizzes.
  • As a complete course in its own right.

Recognition for you

If you complete all of the twelve topics in the course, you will receive a Skills Journey certificate. If you want, you can complete an optional assignment to help you put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your knowledge to others.

Enjoy The Knowledge!

Download the course info sheet.


The Team


Skills Journey
Skills Journey

This resource has been designed, developed and presented by the Skills Journey team, drawing upon decades of experience working with learning and development professionals across the world.


Lessons in this Course


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  Putting your learning into practice
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It's a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish, if indeed you finish at all.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I find the course isn't suitable for me?
Not a problem. You can get your money back up to 30 days after purchasing.
Why should I trust the content of this course?
The Skills Journey curriculum has been designed with the help of some of the world’s most respected thought leaders and most experienced practitioners. Our authors have helped thousands of learning professionals to transform their skills and improve their confidence. We base our content on the latest, evidence-based principles of teaching and learning and on practice that has been proven to work in the real world.
I'm interested in quite a few of your courses. Do I have to buy each one individually?
In a word, no! Our entire catalogue, plus extra goodies, is available on a subscription basis for £25 a month (or £200 if you pay on an annual basis). That works out at under £1 a day. You can dip in and out of the catalogue to your heart’s content to follow up on your interests or get support to help you with a current work challenge. Find out more.
I'd like to enrol on this course. What happens next?
To enrol for the course, simply select the button below that says 'Enrol in Course'. Simple.

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