The Active Listener
A Social Learning Update
Promoting Transformation in Education
It is by focusing on the social dimension of learning that we believe we can maximise children’s potential as a learner.
Our work combines theory and practice as it engages with research and school based initiatives, brought together by our unique Social Learning Agenda.
Invited to UK Parliament
National Children's Bureau - Partnership Group
This has already seen John Fowler provide a response to a new NCB publication titled 'What Works Well in Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbing', written by Professor Katherine. Weare. The Publication is a research overview of strategies that help schools promote children's well being and positive mental health.
Building a Transatlantic Dialogue
This engagement with schools forms part of a wider outreach programme by the Centre that has allowed us to spend time in schools in Ontario, Canada as we seek to build a network from which we can learn and contribute to. Just the start but there appears to be some exiting possibilities.
Social Learning Agenda - in practice
- Helping translate the school's declared aims into visible, explicit and practical learning behaviours that can then be promoted across the curriculum.
- Developing leadership and collaborative skills to support children's learning
- Supporting teacher led development work
- Defining individual learning behaviours based on G. Claxton's, 'Building Learning Powers'; and helping the school provide meaningful curriculum experiences for their students.
Social Learning and Resilience
The Centre of Excellence for Social Learning has been commissioned by the West Hertfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership to provide the first of series of conferences; the first of which focusses on 'developing resilience'. We have also been asked to facilitate a head teachers forum titled
Leadership: “The Important not the Urgent”
Re-energising your professional curiosity
Students provide creative ideas
One example of this is our 'In the News' project. The students creativity has given us the chance to create a web-based format for this successful idea, which would open it up to many more children.
It has also raised some significant questions about how good we are at listening to children in schools.
Social Learning Ambassadors
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