"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
-- William Yeats
Learning takes place when children demonstrate new extensions to their existing neuronal constellations and when existing constellations have been consolidated.
What is Learning?
- Knowledge, skills and understanding represent three different kinds of learning that need to be taught learned and assessed differently
- Everybody learns in different ways
- Learning includes the academic, physical, emotional and rational
- Learning needs to be contextual and connected
- We learn best when we are actively engaged
- We need to foster growth mind-sets and transform fixed mind-sets
- We need to build in time to the curriculum for reflective ‘slow thinking’
- Learning needs to be contextual that shows connections between the subjects they study and their own lives
- Learning is more than just being in school
- We are continually learning more about how we learn, and we need to take account of latest brain research.
- For our students to reach their learning potential we need to support the learning of the entire school community.