Attitudes to Learning
Positive behaviours for learning and metacognition
Positive behaviours for learning support young people to become better learners, both in school and out. Embracing challenge, being resilient and learning from mistakes all help to create a culture in classrooms that enable young people to face difficulty and uncertainty in a calm, confident and creative manner.
Students who are explicitly aware of their learning style - what works for them and what doesn't - are more confident of their own learning ability and therefore learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder, and find learning more enjoyable. Metacognitive approaches used explicitly in the classroom, such as building on prior learning, using a range of graphic organisers to order their thoughts, and reviewing and evaluating their own outcomes, prepare youngsters for lifelong learning.
To thrive, it is not enough to leave school with a clutch of examination certificates. Pupils need to have learnt how to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self-disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive. Metacognitive strategies and positive behaviours for learning put our pupil’s one step ahead.