Great Learners Conference lead by Will Ord who has trained teachers in over a thousand primary and secondary schools all over the UK and in twenty-five countries will include:
What makes a great learner?
This session will explore what great learners are, and provide very practical ways in which all teachers can contribute to their evolution in a busy setting. We’ll draw on a number of educationalists, including Guy Claxton and John Hattie.
How can we build resilience, risk taking and challenge in to the learning process?
This session will explore engagement and flow, and will deepen teachers’ understanding of The Learning Pit and Growth Mindsets. Very importantly, there will be an emphasis on practical things that all colleagues can try out in the classroom.
How can teachers develop thinking and communication skills in every lesson?
Drawing on the Philosophy for Children (P4C) pedagogy, this session will offer a really practical range of techniques for developing great thinking and dialogue (not mere conversation) in lessons. Particular emphasis will be on reasoning, argumentation, and collaborative thinking.
How can the mind help itself to code, file, and access information?
This will be a brief exploration of how we can develop our memory in very creative ways and help pupils to see their capacity to learn as changeable. We will also briefly consider key aspects of helpful and wasteful feedback. Both areas also connect to the Growth Mindset theme from the morning.
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£199 + VAT (Early bird)
£230 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.
Key aims of the day
- Explore your core goals and how we can achieve them together;
- Consider research and practical strategies for great learning;
- Challenge ideas, try activities and enjoy the day!
Key thoughts of the day:
- What skills and attitudes would teachers like to see more of in the classroom?
- How can schools coordinate the development of great learners in efficient, collective, and enjoyable ways alongside a full curriculum?
- How can we build resilience, risk taking and challenges into the learning process?
- What blocks some children from engaging in learning?
- How can teachers develop thinking and communication skills in every lesson?
- How can we help to ensure all lessons include ‘challenge for learning’?
- How can we prevent children from just repeating things until they stick?
Course LeaderWill Ord