The Learning Power Approach (LPA)

The New Framework for the 21st Century

  • Finding the true purpose of education

  • Building strong and supple minds

  • Moving beyond mark-driven performance

  • Results – the right way! Teaching that boosts achievement and builds epistemic character

Good results and getting into university are not enough. This ground-breaking course will give you the framework and tools to take you to real and meaningful learning.

Identifying the middle way, taking the best from the traditional and progressive ways of teaching

  • Distilled pioneering approaches to teaching

  • Draw on a wide range of cognitive, social and neuroscientific research

  • Examples and techniques drawn from:

    • Expeditionary learning

    • Cultures of thinking

    • Studio learning

    • Habits of mind

    • Building learning power



The design principles for developing a high-achieving, independent mindset:

  • Clarify the difference between Learning Mode and Performance Mode

  • Design activities that strengthen learning power

  • Why it is important to talk subjunctive rather than declarative

  • How to lay out your classroom, and what you should put on your walls



Developing ‘world-class’ schools

  • Build character

  • Focus deliberately, systematically, effectively and demonstrably on building ‘learning character’ alongside the acquisition of knowledge and the pursuit of grades

  • Enable students to choose, design, research, trouble-shoot and evaluate learning for themselves

  • Powerful alterations to atmospheres in the classroom



Infuse the development of learning power into every single lesson.

Guy Claxton

Guy Claxton

Date: 6th Feb 2018

Professor Guy Claxton is the founder of Building Learning Power - a world renowned practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people. He is Visiting Professor of Education at King's College London as well as being the author of over 20 books. His practical ideas about how to expand young people's appetite and capacity for learning have influenced educational theory and practice across the world.

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Graham Powell

Graham Powell

Date: 6th Feb 2018

Graham is a former comprehensive school headteacher and senior schools inspector. He embedded the learning power approach in hundreds of secondary schools and offers a wealth of ideas about how to implement the learnig power approach within classrooms and, via coaching techniques, across the whole school.

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Becky Carlzon

Becky Carlzon

Date: 6th Feb 2018

Becky is a teacher, Building Learning Power leader and popular blogger. She has taught for 10 years in schools across the UK and Argentina and is passionate about strengthening lifelong skills for learning in students.

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09:40 - 10:40

The Learning Power Approach

Keynote

 
- Why good results and getting into university are not enough - How to get beyond the phony war between traditional and progressive methods - Why formative assessment and other current methods fail the 21st-century test - The fundamental assumptions that underpin genuinely 21st-century learning and teaching

By Professor Guy Claxton

 

11:00 - 12:00

The New Elements of the Learning Power Approach

Keynote

 
- The Four Modes of Mind you meet in the classroom, and how to engage with them - The new elements of learning power, and how to introduce them to your students

By Professor Guy Claxton

 

13:00 - 14:00

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1

 

Learning Power in Action – Primary

- How to embed learning power in every lesson - Launching learning power even with young children - Turbo-charging literacy and numeracy - Troubleshooting and sharing the LPA

By Becky Carlzon

Learning Power in Action – Secondary

- The characteristics of a learning-powered lesson - What learning-powered teachers do – and do not do - How this works across the curriculum - Outcomes for students in the short and long term

By Graham Powell

 

14:15 - 15:15

Getting Learning Power off the Ground

Keynote

 
- Simple seeds and quick wins for getting learning power off the ground - Unpick the design principles for 21st-century teaching that lead to high-achieving independent learners - Discover what responsibilities you should give to your learners - Evaluate whether or not what you are doing is working

By Professor Guy Claxton

 

15:25 - 15:45

Questions to speakers

Keynote

 

By Professor Guy Claxton, Graham Powell & Becky Carlzon

 

15:45 - 16:00

Chair’s summary of the day

Keynote

 

By TBC

 

First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT

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