At Ightham Primary School we have integrated Building Learning Power (BLP) into our learning across the curriculum. You can learn more about BLP below...
Building students learning power is about:
Helping young people to help themselves become better learners
Developing students’ learning habits
Preparing young people for a lifetime of learning
What is the visionary idea based on?
An extensive body of research into learning and the brain
Recent research into the key dimensions of learning habits
Practical trials in schools across the country
The original pioneering work of Professor Guy Claxton, who acted as programme consultant, and chief inspiration, for TLO’s Building Learning Power programmes
How does it work?
Building students as powerful learners:
is based on a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner
capitalises on previous learning-to-learn ideas
grows a student’s learning character and habits
develops the appetite and ability to learn in different ways
transforms the culture of the classroom and the climate of the school
shifts responsibility for learning to learn from the teacher to the learner
engages teachers and students creatively as researchers in learning
gives schools the opportunity to track students’ learning development
What effect will developing students learning behaviours have?
supple learning minds
increased enjoyment in learning
established habits of lifelong learning