What kind of learner do you want to be?
There are many characterstics which make for good learning. If you practice them you'll become an effective learner for life. Our list is not exhaustive, but it is a good start and sets out what kind of learners we are trying to encourage at Ardingly, whether students or staff.
Find out more about the Ardingly Learner Profile with the documents below
Art Costa has developed an approach to learning based on key Habits of Mind. How are these similar or different to the ALP?
- Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
- Managing impulsivity
- Gathering data through all senses
- Listening with understanding and empathy
- Creating, imagining, innovating
- Thinking flexibly
- Responding with wonderment and awe
- Thinking about thinking (metacognition)
- Taking responsible risks
- Striving for accuracy
- Finding humor
- Questioning and posing problems
- Thinking interdependently
- Applying past knowledge to new situations
- Remaining open to continuous learning
This video is a different approach to learning: its focus is on the value and power of being aware and grateful in each moment. It is well worth watching..