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