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ENGAGEMENT - PARTICIPATION - EVALUATION and FUN

From grass-roots projects to national learning campaigns, we make vibrant web content that speaks to shareholders as well as stakeholders.  We believe in celebrating innovation, visualising genuine engagement and expressing project aims, learning objectives and participation.  In fact, participation lies at the heart of many of our education focused films - especially where we facilitate opportunites for participants to get involved in the filming, photography or editing.

 

Capturing authentic interviews with participants as well as organisers - we get to the heart of projects.  Our edits are engaging, informative and fun.  Clients use our films to showcase, evaluate and extend their projects and campaigns. 

SAFETY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO

Student of Life presents "Safety First" Music Video performed by Year 5s in Marlborough Primary School.

Rap coaching by Valentine and Breis 
Audio recording by Errol
Music produced by SLN
Filmed and Directed by Franklyn Lane

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE / REFUGEE TRUST: RADICAL DEMOCRACY

The BFI Doc Next Media Lab returns – with a twist!

This year the BFI is looking for five young creatives to join it in a practical learning experience in which you’ll work as a group creating a digital campaign looking at the housing situation in London.

You’ll work closely with photographer and film producer Kwame Lestrade and filmmaker Phillip Warnell, alongside Matthew Cuzner at the BFI to create the UK section of a pan-European campaign called Radical Democracy: Governing the Commons.

This brief is aimed at media-makers, graphic designers, producers, curators/researchers and web designers.

This project is a part of the Doc Next Network; a pan European community facilitated by four organisations in the UK, Spain, Poland and Turkey.

As a network, Doc Next strives for social justice and an inclusive public opinion in Europe, through a shared methodology supporting ideas of access, free culture, and expanded media education.

BBC TEN PIECES: NON-MUSICAL WORKSHOPS

In an epic tour of 14 schools across the UK , our team - in partnership with BBC Proms - delivered film workshops focussed on one of Ten pieces of specially chosen classical music.

This national campaign saw young people not only devising and creating responses to music - but also filming it for themselves.

PARLIAMENT'S EDUCATION SERVICE: UK YOUTH PARLIAMENT

We meet members of the UK Youth Parliament as they find out what it really takes to be an MP.

HIGHGATE WOOD SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM

Our range of films for Highgate Wood School includes:

1.  Documenting GCSE results day - interviewing students and teachers

2.  Producing a range of films to encourage 6th form recruitment across all subjects.

PARLIAMENT'S EDUCATION SERVICE: SKYPE THE SPEAKER

An innovative project in which John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons will take questions from schools across the UK - via Skype.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE DOCNEXT MEDIA LAB: DOCUMENTARY SCHEME

Rather than work with 4 or so individuals at a time on single projects, we are now working with a group of 8 talented young filmmakers, offering them documentary mentoring, technical training and multiple opportunities to create new works with a £1500 total budget.

With mentors Phillip Warnell (Kingston University) and Kwame Lestrade (Franklyn Lane Film) on board, as well as technical assitance from Tea Films, the group will meet regularly over a period of 6 months, creating new work, visiting industry companies and learning about documentary, before having a final showcase in December.

ROUNDHOUSE SUMMER FILM PROJECT: WORLDS APART

An international youth programme inspiring emerging artists aged 11-25 from around the world.

We build sustained relationships with international partners to provide young people and leading artists with chances to exchange ideas, break down barriers and cross borders.

We develop projects that facilitate international collaboration and global dialogue whilst working towards a live performance or another creative outcome. 

This project saw a group of Maltese school age pupils devise and create a short film based, facilitated by Kwame Lestrade on the idea of 'Other'.

NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE'S DIGI'SWARM: YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER TEAM

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) are thinking big this summer and making a rather loud buzz about it. If you find yourself looking at a 500 strong cast dressed in white boiler suits and declaring “Time is running out”, don’t panic… but do listen to their message.

S’warm is the NYT tackling a global issue – the rapid demise of bees across the world – and they will be taking over some of London’s biggest and well known landmarks.

Providing mentorship, training and direction, photographer Kwame Lestrade will manage a team of aspiring photographers - providing the official photographs for the entire event.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE'S FUTURE FILM CLUB: DIRECTING WORKSHOP

Future Film is the BFI’s programme designed with and for 16 - 25 year olds. Our exciting events focus on a different area of film or the industry and help young filmmakers learn more about their craft.

BFI Future Film Academy at BFI Southbank offers 20 aspiring young filmmakers a fun and practical talent development programme as part of the national BFI Film Academy scheme.

In this RAW SHORTS event, director Kwame Lestrade breaks down how to construct a scene.

UNITED WORLD COLLEGE, DILIJAN, ARMENIA: RECRUITMENT FILM

The latest addition to the United World College (UWC) family - Dilijan College Armenia has big shoes to fill.

Our film visited other UWC campuses, alumni and students to find out what it is that will make Dilijan so special.

DANCE WOKING: PARTY IN THE PARK

For 4 years running, we've documented Woking's biggest summer festival - Party in the Park, presented by Dance Woking.

PARLIAMENT'S EDUCATION SERVICE: NEW EDUCATION CENTRE

Groups from across the country can go behind the scenes of the UK Parliament and take a tour of the historic building to see democracy in action. Students can also take part in engaging workshops in our dedicated Education Centre which uses immersive technology to create a unique learning experience.

Visits are free of charge and suitable for students aged 6-18. Workshop themes range from lawmaking, debating and campaigning to exploring the rich history of our democracy.

Have a look at our film

HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES: POPPIES TAKEOVER DAY

We made a range of films coinciding with the 'Poppies' installation at the Tower.  Amongst those was a poem devised by school children.

BIG CREATIVE EDUCATION: EMPLOYABILITY WORKSHOPS

The BCE Apprenticeship is a full-time Level 3 course that combines creative industry employment with off the job training that includes online, tutorials and masterclasses. It is open to 16-24 year olds who want to pursue a career in Digital Marketing, Creative Media and Live Events. BCE apprenticeships are a minimum of 15 months

83% of BCE apprentices have progressed into full-time industry jobs in the creative sector with the majority retained by their apprenticeship employer.

We worked with a group of talented young people - helping them to package their skills and experiences - as well as hopes and dreams into professional LinkedIn profiles, websites and CV's.  This also included mentorship as they engaged in new creative projects from motion graphics, design, poetry and journalism.

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH SUMMER FILM PROJECT: REEL TALKS

An intimate discussion with actors, producers and directors within the film industry about the very pressing topic of diversity.

Hosted by Director, Kwame Lestrade along with a prestigious panel consisting of: Tim Hunter, BAFTAs Director of Learning and New Talent; Actor Red Madrell; Filmmaker and Actor Matthew Morgan; Director Phyllida Lloyd and Director and founder of Alt. Toby Clarke. They will be talking about their experiences and answering any questions you might have about the industry and your own career.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE: PHOTOSTORY

In partnership with the BFI's education department, Kwame Lestrade will be running workshops encouraging young people to create their stories using Comic Life and Photoshop.

BBC TEACHER TRAINING: PHOTOSTORY

Attracting teachers from across the UK, BBC Learning's teacher training day is where the teachers go to school.  Given basic tools,a brief and guidance from Kwame Lestrade.  They managed to behave themselves and create some great content.

OVAL HOUSE / TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH: SOME OF US

A project designed to turn the widespread negative image of young people on its head and tell people the Truth about Youth began last autumn at Ovalhouse, working in the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Truth about Youth is The Co-operative Foundation’s £280,000 project in South London, being run in partnership with Ovalhouse, to challenge and change the perceptions of young people.

Ovalhouse has engaged 10 young people aged 16-25 from across south London to join the two-year project and engage with people from a variety of sectors including the media, the police and local shopkeepers to try and discover why young people are often marginalised.

The young people will also create original performances, exhibitions and artwork to express the real truth about youth. This film 'Some of Us' was produced by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane: Media in Learning

Seven cities in the UK have received their share of £2million funding from The Co-operative Foundation, the grant-making arm of The Co-operative Group, to tackle the negative images of young people through its Truth about Youth programme.

In each of the seven cities, one charity has been selected to help establish projects designed to challenge and change the widespread negative perceptions of young people in their communities over the next two years.

PARLIAMENT'S EDUCATION SERVICE: LIGHTS, CAMERA - PARLIAMENT

Parliament's Education offer young people across the UK to create a film about one law they would like to see created.

Working across several schools, we filmed and worked with young people to help get their voices heard (and sat on the judging panel at the Houses of Parliament).

BBC LEARNING: WALLACE & GROMIT TOUR

BBC Learning's Roadshow toured several UK towns and cities - inviting families to get involved, taking part in workshops focussed on their favourite characters.

Our role was simply to capture these using photography.

TATE MOVE PROJECT: ITCH OF THE GOLDEN NITT

The Tate Movie Project’s The Itch of the Golden Nit premieres on Wednesday 29 June 2011 in Leicester Square. The film, an animation made by and for children, is the first of its kind.  Thousands of drawings, sound effects and story ideas by children from across the UK make up the action-packed, half hour animation as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

David Walliams, Miranda Hart, Catherine Tate and Rik Mayall lead the stellar cast providing the voices for the children’s characters from Evil Stella to Captain Iron Ears. Funded by Legacy Trust UK and BP, with additional support and resources from the BBC, the film has been brought together by Tate and the creative magic of Aardman Animations.

We filmed the launch event in Trafalgar Square - finding out what participants really though about it.

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH SUMMER FILM PROJECT: BLACKOUT

As part of the Lyric Summer School, a group of young people got the opportunity to get stuck in both in front of and behind the camera in an ambitious piece called "Blackout".

Imagine a world without social media.

Directed and facilitated by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

PARLIAMENT'S EDUCATION SERVICE: 16+ CONFERENCE

Moving into further education is a significant step.  So Parliament's Education Service invited hundreds of young people to Central Hall to hear from inspiring individuals including David Lammy MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.  

Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning was there to speak to young people to find out what they really thought.

BBC BLAST TOUR: PHOTOSTORY

Get inspired, discover new talents and sharpen your creative skills with great content on Blast Online, Blast on Tour and Blast TV. Why not take part in free workshops, upload and discuss your creations and enter competitions to work with big-name talent? Or how about going behind the scenes in the creative industries and apply to take part in loads of innovative projects, work experience and creative placements, all at BBC Blast!

Develop your photography, writing and editing skills with professional photographer and core facilitator Kwame Lestrade - coming to a town near you.

BBC PROMS: SING HALLELUJIAH

In 2009, choirs from across the UK registered to sing the Hallelujah Chorus as part of Radio 3 and the English National Opera's 'Sing Hallelujah' project. In this film you can hear some of the 450 choirs that registered singing the chorus.

BBC LEARNING: COME DANCING WITH STRICTLY

In honour of Strictly's return to Blackpool professional dancer Karen Hardy held ... Find out about Strictly Come Dancing 2010 ... Winter Gardens. ... Bruce Forsyth.

As fans from across the North of England descend upon Blackpool for a mass-participation event - captured by Kwame Lestrade

LYRIC HAMMERSMITH SUMMER FILM PROJECT: 3 Lions

In the lead up to the re-opening of the Lyric Hammersmith, some members of the young alumni had an idea - to use the song 3 Lions as a call to action.

Directed and facilitated by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: SWANSEA

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

BBC TEN PIECES: Teacher Resources

Traveling to 14 schools across the entire UK, we followed BBC composer Rachel Leach creating films designed to help teachers engage their pupils in the Ten Pieces School Roadshow.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE: STUNT WORKSHOP

In partnership with the BFI's Education Department, Kwame Lestrade will be working with young people to create a film showcasing an amazing day of stunt training.

OVAL HOUSE / 33%: PASSERS BY

Make a film in a Day
Film director Kwame Lestrade shows you how to make a film in a day - from script to screen.
Learn how to use video and editing to tell your story.

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE: MONSTERS

​In partnership with the BFI's Education Department, Kwame Lestrade will be working with young people to create a film using still photographs.  Incorporating action both in front and behind the camera, the film 'Monsters' is chilling.

OVAL HOUSE / 33%: VAN

A three-week season of work by and for young people. Aimed specifically at audiences aged between 16 and 25, the work will represent all that Oval House Theatre stands for - groundbreaking work celebrating London in all its glory, complexity and challenge.

OVAL HOUSE / CENTREPOINT: JOB INTERVIEW

In partnership with CentrePoint and Oval House, we recruited aspiring actors to make a short film about the challenges facing youth as they seek the help they need.

Directed by Toby Clarke

Filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: HULL

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

OVAL HOUSE / TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH: THE BOX

A project designed to turn the widespread negative image of young people on its head and tell people the Truth about Youth began last autumn at Ovalhouse, working in the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Truth about Youth is The Co-operative Foundation’s £280,000 project in South London, being run in partnership with Ovalhouse, to challenge and change the perceptions of young people.

Ovalhouse has engaged 10 young people aged 16-25 from across south London to join the two-year project and engage with people from a variety of sectors including the media, the police and local shopkeepers to try and discover why young people are often marginalised.

The young people will also create original performances, exhibitions and artwork to express the real truth about youth.

 

This film 'The Box' was produced by Toby Clarke and directed by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane: Media in Learning, directed and features young participants both in front of and behind the camera.

Seven cities in the UK have received their share of £2million funding from The Co-operative Foundation, the grant-making arm of The Co-operative Group, to tackle the negative images of young people through its Truth about Youth programme.

In each of the seven cities, one charity has been selected to help establish projects designed to challenge and change the widespread negative perceptions of young people in their communities over the next two years.

BBC LEARNING: A BEATS ODYSSEY

Two groups of young people, one in Manchester, the other in London collaborated with professional BBC musicians, sound technology experts and video teams to create a multi-media musical and animation extravaganza.  A Beats Odyssey.

Kwame Lestrade documents their journey.

ACT GLOBAL

London's City Hall hosts an important celebration of young people from London schools as they share their projects designed to improve the environment.

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: GLASGOW

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

WALTHAM FOREST COLLEGE: WHICH COURSE?

Our suite of films showcases the range of hands-on courses available.

Interviewing current students, our films helped drive course recruitment as well as express the true thoughts and feelings of real students.

OVAL HOUSE / TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH: THE TRIP

A project designed to turn the widespread negative image of young people on its head and tell people the Truth about Youth began last autumn at Ovalhouse, working in the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Truth about Youth is The Co-operative Foundation’s £280,000 project in South London, being run in partnership with Ovalhouse, to challenge and change the perceptions of young people.

Ovalhouse has engaged 10 young people aged 16-25 from across south London to join the two-year project and engage with people from a variety of sectors including the media, the police and local shopkeepers to try and discover why young people are often marginalised.

The young people will also create original performances, exhibitions and artwork to express the real truth about youth.

 

This film 'The Trip' was produced by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane: Media in Learning, directed by Toby Clarke and features young participants both in front of and behind the camera.

Seven cities in the UK have received their share of £2million funding from The Co-operative Foundation, the grant-making arm of The Co-operative Group, to tackle the negative images of young people through its Truth about Youth programme.

In each of the seven cities, one charity has been selected to help establish projects designed to challenge and change the widespread negative perceptions of young people in their communities over the next two years.

BT SPORT: TRAINEE RECRUITMENT

In a unique partnership between BT Sport, Creative Process, Hackney Community College and Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning, 20 young people are put through their paces in order to be ready for potentially life-changing interviews.

BBC LEARNING: MICROBIT

Whether you are starting your micro:bit journey or an experienced educator there’s something for you here. Test out our curriculum materials using the MakeCode and Python editors, or if you’re just starting out, you can use our Quick Start Guide to get coding in minutes. 

Teacher film directed and edited by Kwame Lestrade

BBC RADIO 1: MEET THE TEAM

In a drive to access fresh new talent, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra reached out to young creatives with a passion for radio.  In a suite of 7 films, Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning introduces the various teams behind Radio 1.

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: EXETER

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

CREATIVE CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES WEEK

Connecting local people with local arts organisations in East London

A Franklyn Lane Films Production commissioned by London Legacy Development Corporation

Produced and directed by Kwame Lestrade

©2017 Franklyn Lane Film Productions Ltd/London Legacy Development Corporation

OVAL HOUSE / TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH: FLY

A project designed to turn the widespread negative image of young people on its head and tell people the Truth about Youth began last autumn at Ovalhouse, working in the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Truth about Youth is The Co-operative Foundation’s £280,000 project in South London, being run in partnership with Ovalhouse, to challenge and change the perceptions of young people.

Ovalhouse has engaged 10 young people aged 16-25 from across south London to join the two-year project and engage with people from a variety of sectors including the media, the police and local shopkeepers to try and discover why young people are often marginalised.

The young people will also create original performances, exhibitions and artwork to express the real truth about youth.

 

This film 'Fly' was produced and directed by Kwame Lestrade at Franklyn Lane: Media in Learning, directed and features young participants both in front of and behind the camera.

Seven cities in the UK have received their share of £2million funding from The Co-operative Foundation, the grant-making arm of The Co-operative Group, to tackle the negative images of young people through its Truth about Youth programme.

In each of the seven cities, one charity has been selected to help establish projects designed to challenge and change the widespread negative perceptions of young people in their communities over the next two years.

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: DERRY/LONDONDERRY

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning

BBC RADIO 1 ACADEMY: NORWICH

BBC Radio's 1 Academy is a series of inspiring free events aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. It's focus is a week of activity in a UK city, supported by a series of smaller scale events and a Schools Tour.

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire teenagers through live performances, star Q&As, workshops with industry experts, drop-in careers and advise sessions and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

If your students love getting creative and want to turn their passion into a career, then Radio 1's Academy is for them. They might be an aspiring musician, artist or actor. They might be thinking about becoming a TV or Radio Presenter, Producer or Director. They might like putting on gigs, or want to know how to make money from music. They might be keen to know how the brightest business minds use their creativity to keep their companies successful. Whatever their ambition, as well as experiencing live music, they can meet industry experts, talk to them about their careers and get expert help and advice from BBC insiders. In short, the Radio 1's Academy could help them turn dreams into reality.

Produced, directed, filmed and edited by Kwame Lestrade @ Franklyn Lane:Media in Learning