Become mind-fit for life! Learning is learnable! Educators can explicitly teach not just content, knowledge and skills, but also positive learning attitudes and habits of mind. Guy Claxton‘s The Learning Power Approach will help teachers understand how ‘every lesson, every day’ shapes the way students see themselves as learners. This is the beauty of the Learning Power Approach: it is something all teachers can integrate into their daily practice. Claxton’s work helps us notice ‘what lies beneath’ the surface of our teaching and attend more 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 ground-breaking set of design principles for strengthening students’ learning muscles. “This is the beauty of the Learning Power Approach. It is not a program, not a subject, not an add-on - it is something all teachers can integrate into their practice on a daily basis. Claxton’s work helps us notice ‘what lies beneath‘ the surface of our teaching and to attend much more closely to the way we shape dispositions and attitudes to learning.” Kath Murdoch, Education Consultant University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Why Does Learning Power Matter? : 10 Good Reasons for Pumping Those Learning Muscles

Why Does Learning Power Matter?: 10 Good Reasons for Pumping Those Learning Muscles

Since we cannot know what knowledge will be needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead our job must be to turn out young people who love learning so much, and who learn so well, that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.

John Holt1

OK, you might be saying to yourself, I see that there are small tweaks I could make to my teaching—but why should I bother? Life as a teacher can be difficult enough, coping with all the demands of classroom life, as well as ...

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