Learning First is an organisation of education researchers, consultants, policy advisors and teachers. We work with governments, school systems and educators to create schools that give children every chance to learn, to fulfil their potential and be ready for a rapidly changing world.

There is no shortage of new ideas about how to improve schools, with many promises and quick-fixes offered.  But education reform is difficult and across the world sustained improvement is patchy. We therefore work closely with leaders throughout education systems in order to tie policy reform at the highest level of government to deep change in the classroom.

Our staff employs its extensive experience in government, policy research, think tanks, schools and classroom teaching to advise governments and organisations in Australia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East on school reform. Our clients include numerous state and national governments, multi-national organisations such as the OECD, and organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the United States.

Founded by Dr Ben Jensen and based in Melbourne, Australia, Learning First is committed to spreading and deepening international best practice. Our global focus allows us to combine leading research with practical approaches that have made a difference in school systems around the world.

Successful school reform requires trust and a commitment to staying the course. We have long-term relationships with our clients based on honesty, integrity and deep experience and expertise. These relationships enable us to help our clients further develop the skills and capacities of their own people.

Click below for more information on our research, consulting and development work, and our clients. Or write to us at info@learningfirst.com


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