What are Learning Powers?
“An approach to help young people to become better learners both in school and out… it’s about creating a culture that cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively.”
-Professor Guy Claxton, founder of BLP
At Nascot Wood Infant and Nursery School, have started a Building Learning Powers journey with the children that will support them in developing the skills needed to become life-long learners. BLP identified seventeen key characteristics which are organised under four main learning power dispositions – Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Reciprocity.
As a school we identified what we felt were the key learning characteristics, of paramount importance, to young learners and created the 6 Cs, with each characteristic being represented by a mascot:
- Challenge – Cheetah
- Curiosity – Cat
- Choice– Chimp
- Collaboration – Caterpillar
- Concentration – Crocodile
- Confidence – Camel
The 5 Cs are found throughout all aspects of school life, and are being introduced to the children through a termly assembly.
BLP slides from the Parent Forum – Building Learning Powers Parent Forum November 2016