Walker Learning is a holistic approach to teaching to the whole of a child and committed to developing children who can think for themselves and for others, can create and imagine, who are strong in their literacy and numeracy, and who can navigate the challenges of the world with intrinsic motivation and a strength of character made of a strong sense of self and resilience.

Walker Learning is a pedagogy NOT a program, NOT a tool - it is a teaching and learning approach that personalises learning (Babies to Year 8) and is developmentally and culturally appropriate. 

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Walker Learning is an holistic teaching and learning approach that is developmentally and culturally appropriate for children in their early childhood and primary years of education (babies through year 7).  Walker Learning places an emphasis upon relationships between teacher and child and family. It views the child holistically and values emotional and social life as important as the academic.

Walker Learning is a pedagogy NOT a program NOR a tool

Educators and leaders can apply to undertake the Walker Learning accrediation process when they demonstrate an understanding of the pedagogy, their practice consistently reflects the philosophy and core values of the pegagogy, and have undertaken at least 30 hours of professional learning and mentoring. The school leadership has embraced the pedagogy and support staff in resourcing for environments, mentoring and professional learning.

Walker Learning is being implemented extensively across New Zealand and there is a Walker Learning School and Consultant in New Zealand. Visit this page to find out where we are and when we are conducting professional learning sessions close to you.


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NZ EDUCATORS - Don't miss this chance to see Walker Learning in action at the coal face at Lytton Street School (Feilding). A great opportunity to observe teachers tuning in and reflecting, children investigating, to hear from the leadership,... Read full story

Love the work we do at Early Life Foundations - here is an opportunity that may interest you!

Professional development opportunities for primary educators who would like to know more about Walker Learning: what it is, how it works and how to implement in your classroom.  


It was very beneficial to be able to walk through the various classrooms and talk to the teachers about their classroom set up and the types of materials used at the different investigation areas before the students arrived, and then be able to... Read full story

I would encourage every passionate teacher to use this pedagogy in their teaching. Absolutely brilliant! The most productive and worthwhile PD I have ever been to.

The two day course was excellent and has really impacted on my planning and preparation. it would be great to have some one on one time at the end to help each person plan their goals and strategies as this is the important part and guidance... Read full story