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St. Bernard's RC Primary

St. Bernard's RC Primary

A Voluntary Academy

learning power approach

At St Bernard’s, the learning power approach is at the heart of our curriculum.

The Learning Power Approach is all about preparing children to thrive in a constantly changing world. Learning powered approaches, such as Building Learning Power, teach children not just curriculum content, but how to develop skills as a learner.

We want equip children with the necessary life long skills that will enable them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. 

The approach places the children at the heart of an exciting, purposeful and social learning environment:

  • provoking curiosity and imaginative thinking
  • developing reflective skills
  • encouraging determination and perserverence
  • valuing collaboration in the learnin process. 

There are 8 learning powers and within thos powers there are a set of muscles. 

CURIOSITY ATTENTION
DETERMINATION IMAGINATION
THINKING SOCIALISING
REFLECTION ORGANISATION

CURIOSITY- wanting to know more about what you are learning and to be excited about new ideas. 

These are the muscles within curiosity:

Wondering- to have an inquiring mind about the world around them

Questioning- to know what question to ask and when, to be able to challenge ideas

Exploring- to be adventurous in learning and to seek opportunities outside their comfort zone

Experimenting- actively 'grapple' with new or difficult ideas. To be a powerful learning you have to engage in trial and error

"I've not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work.'  Thomas Edison (Inventor of the lightbulb)

 

 

For further information please visit  www.learningpowerkids.com

ADVICE FOR PARENTS ON SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD IN DEVELOPING THEIR LEARNING POWERS https://www.facebook.com/Learning-Unlocked-128228384658473/