Full course description
Date and time
Friday 19 August 2022, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
In person at ISV, 40 Rosslyn St, West Melbourne
This learning event is right for you if you are wanting to teach students how to become active, skillful learners.
The Learning Landscape gives learners a concrete way to understand and improve their engagement in the learning process. It encourages students to undertake learning journeys, where they discover new knowledge and understandings, and ascend the mountains of expertise. Importantly, it helps students to realise that their success is a result of what they do, not who they are.
In the Learning Landscape, there are four different types of Challenge Pits. Prepare your students to recognise and traverse these pits, and to climb out by filling their backpacks with powerful Habits of Mind. Show your students how to embark on learning journeys and climb the highest peaks of expertise!
Through this learning event, you will learn how to use The Learning Landscape to help students develop Learner Agency and become better learners. Discover your role in supporting students to become Agile Learners – learners who embrace challenges and prepare for an uncertain future.
‘This is an excellent, eye opening and relevant course with specific links to all learning behaviours and attitudes with ways of developing learner agency in and out of the classroom.’ Hillary Knowles, Waitara High School - Deputy Principal Learning
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Student learning outcomes
- The minimum standards for schools offering a senior secondary course – Teaching and learning
- deep exploration of the Learning Landscape as a metaphor for learning in your classroom
- introduction to six different types of learners, and how to develop your students as better learners in the context of The Learning Landscape
- understanding of four different "Challenge Pits" and how they apply to classroom challenges
- awareness of how to fill your students’ "backpacks" with powerful Habits of Mind to help them succeed at increasingly difficult tasks
- exploration of the role of Virtuous Practice in building talents
- resources such as the Mindset Continuum.
James first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ‘90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), presenting around Australia and overseas. As an author, he has published Succeeding with Habits of Mind and The Agile Learner, as well as numerous e-books. He has published with Art Costa and Bena Kallick Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind and Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum. His regular blogs are also read by thousands of educators around the world.