Building Learning Power
What is Building Learning Power?
An approach grounded in solid science and practical experience which is designed to help young people to:
- Learn more
- Learn better
- Become better learners
- Become lifelong learners
Learning about learning has more of an impact on pupils’ achievement:
Learning Power involves building and developing particular habits of mind to enable young people to face difficulties calmly, confidently and creatively, and hence be better prepared as lifelong learners.
What do good learners do?
Embrace the task
Have different strategies to tackle tasks
Articulate their thinking
Work with others
One way of mapping these qualities is in terms of the “5Rs”
Resilience – locking onto learning, perseverance, risk taking, managing distractions
Resourcefulness – knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do, questioning, imagining, making links
Readiness- Always having the right mind-set, equipment and ready for learning
Responsibility- The willingness to have shared accountability for own learning and actions
Reciprocity/Relationships – learning alone and with others, empathy, listening