LEARNERSHIP: The Skill Of Learning
Think of Learnership in the same way you think of craftsmanship or leadership. It denotes a skilful act. As students develop their Learnership, they engage in the process of learning in increasingly effective ways.
Over recent years there has been an increasing focus on what teachers do in the classroom. Many countries have created powerful documents that describe what quality teaching looks like.
Learnership focuses on the other side of the equation. It focuses on what quality learning looks like.
The best learning outcomes for students occur where quality teaching meets quality learning.Read the blog ...
The 5 Elements of Learnership
Learnership relates to five critical aspects of learning and how learners engage with these. They are:
How well do your learners respond to challenge? How prepared are they to step into their Learning Zone?
Are your learners actively focused on developing their learning behaviours? How well do they focus on how they are learning, and not just what they are learning?
How well do your students gather and use feedback? Are they making the most of the feedback you provide to them?
Are your learners wasting, spending or investing their time and energy? Are they more focused on how much time and energy they spend, or how well it's spent?
Six different types of learners
The learnership matrix defines six different types of learners, based on the learners relationship to and ability to interact with the five critical aspects of learning.
In practice few learners are so easily defined and are better described as predominately being at one level, or in the process of transitioning between levels.
Use the matrix below to identify how skilfully you, or those you lead, engage in the learning process.
Learnership in the Primary Maths Classroom
I am excited to be partnering with the Mathematical Association of Victoria throughout August and September 2021 to offer a unique professional learning opportunity.
In this series of workshops, you’ll unpack the Learnership Matrix, identify the type of learners you have in your classroom, and learn how to guide your students in becoming more skilful learners. The Learnership model will be demonstrated by practical examples from Jen Bowden, MAV mathematics Education Consultant, allowing your develop your learners with the context of the mathematics classroom.
Learnership Partnership with ACAMIS
I am excited to be partnering with the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools to present this unique and powerful series of online workshops to develop students' Learnership.
The program will run through February and March 2022.
Learnership at your school or organisation
Are you interested in Professional Learning related to developing Learnership in our school or organisation? Would you like to help your learners become Agile Learners?
I offer professional learning to both education and corporate sectors in developing Learnership. To find out more about how I can help, contact me or book a time in my calendar to talk about your next event.Email James