Building Learning Power

Helping Young People Become Better Learners

Author: Guy Claxton

Publisher: Tlo

ISBN: 9781901219432

Category: Continuing education

Page: 119

View: 9621

The Learning Power Approach

Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves

Author: Guy Claxton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150638871X

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9023

The aim of the Learning Power Approach (LPA) is to develop all students as confident and capable learners, ready, willing and able to choose, design, research, pursue, trouble-shoot and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out.

The Learning Powered School

Pioneering 21st Century Education

Author: Guy Claxton,Maryl Chambers

Publisher: Tlo Limited

ISBN: 9781901219548

Category: Learning

Page: 278

View: 7493

Find out what the pioneers have been doing, and how it is transforming their schools. Eight years on from the classic Building Learning Power, Professor Claxton and his co-authors show how the ideas and practice have grown and flourished.

What's the Point of School?

Rediscovering the Heart of Education

Author: Guy Claxton

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780744722

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2499

What's the Point of School? takes the reader beyond the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams in order to reveal the key responsibility of education today: to create students who enjoy learning. With their emphasis on stressful exams and regurgitation of information, Guy Claxton claims that schools are currently doing more harm than good, primarily making students fear failure. Instead, schools must encourage students to develop their curiosity, ask stupid questions, and think for themselves. He explains scientists’ latest theories about how the human brain learns, and reveals some of the core habits needed to create a strong, supple mind. He then goes on to explain how these are already being successfully implemented in some schools - all without chucking out Shakespeare or the Periodic Table. Professor Guy Claxton is one of the UK's foremost thinkers on creativity, learning and the brain in both business and education. He is Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol, and the author and editor of over 20 books on learning and creativity.

New Kinds Of Smart: Teaching Young People To Be Intelligent For Today'S World

How the Science of Learnable Intelligence is Changing Education

Author: Lucas, Bill,Claxton, Guy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236189

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 4617

New Kinds of Smart presents the most important of these changes to practising teachers and educators, and invites them to think about their implications for school.

Developing Thinking; Developing Learning

Author: McGregor, Debra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033521780X

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 7988

The author discusses how thinking programmes, learning activities and teachers' pedagogy in the classroom can fundamentally affect the nature of pupils' thinking, and considers the effects of the learning environment created by peers and teachers.

The Learning Power Approach

Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves

Author: Guy Claxton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506388698

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 4733

Become mind-fit for life! Learning is learnable! Educators can explicitly teach positive learning attitudes and habits of mind. Guy Claxton’s powerful resource will help teachers understand how ‘every lesson, every day’ shapes the way students see themselves as learners. This important work helps us notice ‘what lies beneath’ the surface of our teaching and attend closely to the way we shape dispositions and attitudes. Readers will find: • approaches focused on building character alongside knowledge acquisition • cognitive, social and neuroscientific supportive evidence • practical illustrations and strategies Written by a renowned cognitive scientist, this book offers a set of design principles for strengthening students’ learning muscles.

Progress

Author: Isabella Wallace,Leah Kirkman

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178583195X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9893

In Progress, Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman explore our understanding of this core educational concept, drawing together ideas from leading international thinkers and practical strategies for busy teachers. The Best of the Best series brings together – for the first time – the most influential voices in education in a format that is concise, insightful and accessible for teachers. Keeping up with the latest and best ideas in education can be a challenge – as can putting them into practice – but this new series is here to help. Each title features a comprehensive collection of brief and accessible contributions from some of the most eminent names in education from around the world. In this exciting first volume, Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman have curated a collection of inspiring contributions on the theme of progress and have developed practical, realistic, cross-curricular and cross-phase strategies to make the most of these important insights in the classroom. Each expert has provided a list of further reading so you can dig deeper as you see fit. In addition, the Teacher Development Trust has outlined ideas for embedding these insights as part of CPD. Suitable for all educationalists, including teachers and school leaders. Many myths abound about progress. We have to show that learners are making progress, but what do we really mean by the term? Who decides what constitutes progress? Who should set targets, and why? How do we measure progress? How do we know when pupils are demonstrating it? How do we differentiate and allow for learners’ different starting points? Should we be measuring everyone against the average or should we be looking at ipsative progress, where achievement is relative only to the pupil’s personal best? Indeed, if everyone is making expected progress, is that really progress or just doing as expected? Do we need to rethink assessment? Does meta-cognition hold the answer? What about other approaches like SOLO taxonomy or Building Learning Power? If progress isn’t linear, what kind of shape does it have? What implicit value judgements may we be making when applying the term uncritically and unthinkingly? How do we ensure that funding, including the Pupil Premium, is having a tangible effect on progress? Can we make learning and progress visible? What does the evidence base – the research studies and meta-analyses – have to say? Will that be applicable in all contexts? These are just some of the questions that the educational experts delve into in this first volume in the Best of the Best series. The practical strategies offered by Isabella Wallace and Leah Kirkman demonstrate how teachers can immediately use these ideas in the classroom. Advice from the Teacher Development Trust demonstrates how to plan sustained and responsive changes to practice based on the book’s key insights. Contributions include: Professor John Hattie – Pupil premium – monitoring what works. Geoff Petty – Improving progress by learning from the best research. Sir John Jones – Demographics, destiny and the magic-weaving business. Sugata Mitra – Schools in the Internet age. David Didau – The real shape of progress. Professor Mick Waters – Doing well for your age? Will Ord – What is progress? Claire Gadsby – A climate for learning. Professor Robert Bjork – Creating desirable difficulties to enhance learning. Professor John West-Burnham – Progress and practice. Professor Guy Claxton – Building Learning Power: finding your own sweet spot. James Nottingham – Progress, progress, progress. Mark Burns – Learning without limits. Martin Robinson – The pupil’s progress. Mike Gershon – Exemplar work. Pam Hook – On making progress visible with SOLO. Andy Hargreaves – Uplifting colleagues. Teacher Development Trust – Next steps ...

Learning Power in Practice

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Ruth Deakin Crick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847878229

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8290

'This book provides a variety of ideas for use in the classroom, based on practical applications of the conceptual understanding of learning power... ...[It] tells the reader about the "Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory" research programme (ELLI) and uses practical examples of how it can work in actual classes to explain its effectiveness. Its value for practitioners working with children with SEN appears to be in the way it challenges them to look at themselves as learners - also how they can support the children they work with to become more effective learners' - Special Needs Coordinator's File 'This is not a gimmicky approach... The approach here fosters deeper understanding for both the teacher and learner of exactly what the process involves... It contains much to interest schoolteachers, senior managers and those involved with learners of any age' - ESCalate Contains Learning Power flash cards! What kind of learner are you? How can you become a better learner? This book puts the findings of the well known Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) research programme into the practical context of the classroom, helping you to find answers to these questions. The book offers many suggestions for practical ways to improve the learning power of all the children in your class. It looks at: " learning power - what it is and how it can be achieved " creating the right classroom environment for powerful learning " how learning power works in the primary and secondary school classroom " how animal metaphors can be used with children to explain concepts. This is an exciting read for anyone interested in how children learn, and how we can help them to learn more effectively. It fits in very well with the debate around such concepts as accelerated learning, thinking skills and learning styles.

Expansive Education

Teaching Learners for the Real World

Author: Bill Lucas,Lucas Bill Spencer Ellen Claxton Guy

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335247563

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 7995

This book offers a powerful manifesto for schools to articulate a different vision of education that looks beyond exam success.

Learning How to Learn

How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens

Author: Barbara Oakley, PhD,Terrence Sejnowski, PhD,Alistair McConville

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052550446X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5435

A surprisingly simple way for students to master any subject--based on one of the world's most popular online courses and the bestselling book A Mind for Numbers A Mind for Numbers and its wildly popular online companion course "Learning How to Learn" have empowered more than two million learners of all ages from around the world to master subjects that they once struggled with. Fans often wish they'd discovered these learning strategies earlier and ask how they can help their kids master these skills as well. Now in this new book for kids and teens, the authors reveal how to make the most of time spent studying. We all have the tools to learn what might not seem to come naturally to us at first--the secret is to understand how the brain works so we can unlock its power. This book explains: * Why sometimes letting your mind wander is an important part of the learning process * How to avoid "rut think" in order to think outside the box * Why having a poor memory can be a good thing * The value of metaphors in developing understanding * A simple, yet powerful, way to stop procrastinating Filled with illustrations, application questions, and exercises, this book makes learning easy and fun.

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 4078

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin,Barry Hymer,Dona J. Matthews

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136028862

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 9263

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Creative Teaching

Learning with Style

Author: David Starbuck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441103988

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2178

Find out how you can be more creative and encourage more creativity from your students without having to put in hours of extra preparation. This concise, practical guide will help you to gain the confidence to move out of your comfort zone and take some risks, in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles and needs. This updated edition of Creative Teaching includes practical activities and a variety of strategies to help you to plan exciting, pupil-centred lessons that are easy to integrate into your schemes of work. There is new material on: • independent learning - offering a clear framework for design, delivery and assessment of lessons• transforming the ethos of the school to a positive, creative one• the companion website - offering printable or downloadable checklists, questionnaires and templates. Along with adaptable action plans for improving both your classroom and whole-school ethos, this book creates a cohesive picture of how teachers can make learning easier and more enjoyable for themselves and their pupils.

The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice

200+ strategies for outstanding teaching and learning

Author: Andrew Redfern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317627512

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 8776

The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice has been written with two questions in mind. These are the questions that are most important to all practitioners who seek to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms – what strategies work? and, how do we implement them? Covering all the areas that are key to effective teaching and learning, this text consists of over 200 practical strategies that secondary teachers can adopt and apply within their classroom. These strategies range from simple tools to improve the quality of questioning, to principles that can shape the whole approach to learning. Key topics covered include: The five-part lesson plan Developing thinking skills How to engage learners Encouraging collaborative learning Challenging and supporting Feedback and assessment A key feature of this book is the handy collection of ‘Top 10s’ that appear in each chapter, such as 10 ways to use data in the classroom and 10 ways to streamline your marking. The book clearly explains the benefit of each approach described and offers additional guidance on using websites and digital tools effectively in the classroom. Packed full of ideas, the book offers a one stop shop for busy teachers.

Educating Ruby

What our children really need to learn

Author: Guy Claxton,Bill Lucas,Tanya Byron,Octavius Black

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909712

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 7659

With forewords by Professor Tanya Byron and Octavius Black, Educating Ruby: What Our Children Really Need To Learn is a powerful call to action by acclaimed thought-leaders Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas. It is for everyone who cares about education in an uncertain world and explains how teachers, parents and grandparents can cultivate confidence, curiosity, collaboration, communication, creativity, commitment and craftsmanship in children, at the same time as helping them to do well in public examinations. Educating Ruby shows, unequivocally, that schools can get the right results in the right way, so that the Rubys of tomorrow will emerge from their time at school able to talk with honest pleasure and reflective optimism about their schooling. Featuring the views of schoolchildren, parents, educators and employers and drawing on Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas' years of experience in education, including their work with Building Learning Power and the Expansive Education Network, this powerful new book is sure to provoke thinking and debate. Just as Willy Russell's Educating Rita helped us rethink university, the authors of Educating Ruby invite fresh scrutiny of our schools.

Learning Without Limits

Author: Hart, Susan,Dixon, Annabelle,Drummond, Mary Jane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033521259X

Category: Education

Page: 284

View: 9756

This book explores ways of teaching that are free from determinist beliefs about ability. In a detailed critique of the practices of ability labelling and ability-focussed teaching, Learning without Limits examines the damage these practices can do to young people, teachers and the curriculum. Drawing on a research project at the University of Cambridge, the book features nine vivid case studies (from Year 1 to Year 11) that describe how teachers have developed alternative practices despite considerable pressure on them and on their schools and classrooms.

The Ultimate Teaching Manual

A route to success for beginning teachers

Author: Gererd Dixie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441128204

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3566

Embarking on a teaching career is a bit like setting off on an exciting car journey. You've prepared as well as you could, but you have no way of knowing what hazards and pitfalls lie ahead. And when you're on the road on your own, you're going to need more than just a full tank of petrol. Ideal for visual learners, this full-colour handbook uses Highway Code signs to help you navigate life in the classroom. It's easy to dip in and out of, and contains lots of strategies to help establish professionalism and good practice in the classroom.

Python for Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming

Author: Jason R. Briggs

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 344

View: 5993

Introduces the basics of the Python programming language, covering how to use data structures, organize and reuse code, draw shapes and patterns with turtle, and create games and animations with tkinter.

The Connected Educator

Learning and Leading in a Digital Age

Author: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach,Lani Ritter Hall

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543199

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6395

Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. After uncovering the theories and research behind the significance of learning through collaboration with other educators, the authors show you how to take advantage of technology to improve your own learning and ultimately the learning of your students.