St. Mary’s Primary School An Introduction to Building Learning Power. Roz Meredith BLP Coordinator St. Mary’s Primary School. What is Building Learning Power? (BLP). learning culture that encourages children and teachers to become better learners
Roz Meredith BLP Coordinator St. Mary’s Primary School
What is Building Learning Power? (BLP)
learning culture that encourages children and teachers to become better learners
allows children to approach difficulties in learning without fear of failure
the start of learning something new
small steps within learning, do-able achievements
What is Building Learning Power?
not additional to teaching but should be grounded within everyday teaching and learning
gives labels for the children to use to develop understanding of learning processes
Why are we Building Learning Power?
Brain research has shown that the mind is improvable
Builds Intelligence – knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do (Piaget)
Habits can be changed and developed
Children becoming more independent
Children need to build learning skills for life
Directed at Real Life Learning
Building Learning Power is based on theFour Aspects of Learningalso called the Four R's
The Four R’s of Learning
Resiliencebeing ready, willing and able to lock onto learning
Resourcefulnessbeing ready, willing and able to learn in different ways
Reflectivenessbeing ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning
Reciprocitybeing ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others
The 4 R’s are split into 17 learning Capacities.At St Mary’s we have linked the 17 Capacities to animals.This has helped the children to identify with each one and to remember them.They are becoming more aware of their own learning.
Being stuck is the beginning of learning, not the end.
A statement agreed by Year 4 (2007-8)
How does BLP impact on the school?
Encourages children to become curious about their own learning
Builds children's confidence
Builds teachers' confidence
Creates a positive learning environment
And much, much more …..
We are all learning – teachers, children and parents. It is a process of learning without fear of failure.And understanding that being stuck is not wrong ~ it is the start of our learning journeys.