University of Winchester

Teacher handing paper to studentStudents who are more confident of their own learning ability, learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable. They do better in their tests and external examinations and are easier and more satisfying to teach.

Independent Schools Victoria is pleased to introduce a research and development collaboration with The Centre for Real-World Learning, University of Winchester, UK, using Building Learning Power (BLP) to help students develop habits of mind that underpin confident, curious and creative learning.

Professor Guy Claxton is Research Director at the Centre for Real-World Learning. His pioneering work with BLP over 15 years has demonstrated that it is possible to develop the capacity of young people to learn, think deeply and logically, learn independently and in teams, show resilience and empathy, and to be creative, innovative and resourceful.

Building Learning Power – Australia is a three-year project with Independent Schools Victoria starting in 2014. Participating Member Schools will be guided and supported in putting BLP into practice.

Professor Claxton and Professor Bill Lucas will conduct webinars and visit participating Member Schools each year of the project. Independent

Schools Victoria will provide ongoing professional support.
Schools will record their research journey along the way and will nominate one or two in-school champions to lead the project and facilitate in-school learning. Each champion will have additional meetings and training with Professor Claxton, and be supported by Independent Schools Victoria.

For more information, please contact Andrew Hay on (03) 9825 7250.