We believe that it’s vital that our students are able to confidently talk about themselves as active, self-aware learners and that they are armed with a ‘toolkit’ of strategies to help them learn.
With this in mind, we having taken on the approach of Visible Learning.
Visible Learning is based on the principles which been developed from Professor John Hattie’s extensive research into what factors have the biggest impact on student learning.
Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and helps them become their own teachers.
A visible learner is a student who:
- Can articulate what they are learning and why
- Can talk about how they are learning and the strategies they are using
- Can articulate their next learning step
- Understands assessment tools used and what the results mean
- Asks questions and clarifies
- Sees errors as learning opportunities
- Actively seeks feedback
- Sets learning goals
The Effective Learner Profile
Our students use the Effective Learner Profile to assist them in talking about themselves as learners and to articulte their progress.
Our development of the Effective Learner Profile was a community effort! Staff, students and parents all contributed to identify the essential characteristics of an effective, life-long learner. Parents, we ask that you also use this language at home!
-Doing your best
– Open minded
While we fully recognise the role LPS staff and students play in the development and embodiment of these learner characteristics, we also recognize the tremendous value in inviting parents into understanding and using this language at home too.
A shared language of learning is our goal as a community!
A Growth Mindset
We have developed a Growth Mindset culture where we focus on changing our words to change our mindset; “ I can’t do this” becomes “I can’t do this yet.”
In a fixed students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount and that’s that.
With a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort and persistence.
At Littlehampton Primary School, we are encouraging all learners to have a Growth Mindset.
We believe that challenge and struggle are necessary parts of the learning journey. Great break though and growth come after students tackle The Learning Pit
Learning Pit is used at Littlehampton to promote challenge, dialogue and a growth mindset. Check out this video about The Learning Pit!