Designing learning


At last there is a set of principles to guide educational practice that are based on direct science in the shape of brain based research. Recent technological advances in brain imaging have allowed researchers to identify areas of the brain that are activated during very specific behaviours. We now have a very good idea of how and under what conditions humans learn. Interestingly, some of the findings support ideas such as constructivism, humanism (Rogers), complexity theory and connectivism.

Heutagogy was first conceived in 2000 by Dr Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon. Since then it has rapidly gained a following in all sectors of education. A number of publications including two books ( have been published describing the application of heutagogy in a number of settings.

We can help in three ways if you are interested in learning more about this exciting new approach to learning in schools, higher education and training programs.

Finding Out More about Heutagogy (self-determined learning)

We have curated a host of heutagogical resources including articles, videos, presentations, and websites on Bibblio at:

Heutagogy Workshops

We can conduct workshops to suit your specific needs from half-day, single day or two day workshops on the theory and application of self-determined learning (heutagogy). The workshops use heutagogical principles in their design and they are very interactive. Participants will apply self-determined learning in a chosen aspect of their teaching or training as part of the workshop.


Perhaps we can help by providing direct advice or coaching on how to use self-determined learning in your organisation, teaching or training.