|Courtesy Prof MM Pant|
Following a different path, Jeanette Wing had proposed the importance of Computational Thinking as an essential skill for all, not only computer professionals.
And Peter Senge had conceptualised ‘ learning organisations’ and “Schools that learn” as precursors to the present-day algorithms that learn.
Building Learning Power is about:
* Helping young people become better learners
* Developing their portable learning power
* Preparing young people for a lifetime of learning
What is BLP based on?
* An extensive body of research into learning and the brain
* Recent research into the key dimensions of learning power
* Practical trials in schools across the country
* The pioneering work of Professor Guy Claxton, who is programme consultant, and chief inspiration, for TLO’s Building Learning Power program.
How does it work?
Building Learning Power:
* provides a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner
* capitalises on previous learning-to-learn ideas
* grows a student’s learning character and habits
* develops the appetite and ability to learn in different ways
* transforms the culture of the classroom and the climate of the school
* shifts responsibility for learning to learn from the teacher to the learner
* engages teachers and students creatively as researchers in learning
* gives schools the opportunity to track students’ learning power
What effect will BLP have?
* raised achievement
* improved behaviour
* increased motivation
* supple learning minds
* increased enjoyment in learning
* established habits of lifelong learning
* enhanced creativity
Resources for knowing more:
Building learning power: https://youtu.be/WlYRhoWtoiM
TEDx talk by Guy Claxton: https://youtu.be/JxWybvns1jg
What is the point of Schools: Guy Claxton: https://youtu.be/BqRu74M_1Gw
Does assessment kill creativity? https://youtu.be/gPnuJv3FI3A