Building Learning Powers
An Introduction to Building Learning Power
Helping young people become better learners
What is Learning Power?
Building Learning Power (BLP) is an approach to learning created by Professor Guy Claxton. It is a learning culture that encourages children and teachers to think more about how they learn and is based on the idea that we are all capable of becoming better learners. BLP applies this idea directly to the work of teachers in the classrooms, to provide a practical framework and the correct tools and language to help foster lifelong learning in all young people. Using the Learning Powers in school helps to develop confidence and gives clear labels to help children develop their understanding of learning processes.
At Christ Church, our school ethos is one of striving to be the best we can be, recognising that we all have different strengths and interests.
BLP allows us to nurture this ethos and build the children’s learning power through a variety of strategies and techniques.
Building Learning Power prepares youngsters better for an uncertain future. Today’s schools need to be educating not just for exam results but for lifelong learning. To thrive in the 21st century, it is not enough to leave school with a clutch of examination certificates. Pupils/students need to have learnt how to be tenacious and resourceful, imaginative and logical, self-disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive.