BLH

(Building Learning Habits)

At King Edward VI Handsworth School, we call our approach to Learning and Teaching ‘Building Learning Habits’.


Professor Guy Claxton answers questions on Building Learning Power.

For more information access the following sites:

www.buildinglearningpower.co.uk
www.guyclaxton.com

 Building Learning Habits is about:

  • Helping young people to become better learners
  • Developing their portable learning power
  • Preparing young people for a lifetime of learning

 

What is BLH 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 in ‘Building
    Learning Power’

How does it work?

Building Learning Habits:

  • provides a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner
  • 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


What effect will BLH have?

  • raised achievement
  • increased motivation
  • supple learning minds
  • increased enjoyment in learning
  • established habits of lifelong learning
  • enhanced creativity

 

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