The Learning Landscape
Habits of Mind – Tools for Getting out of a Challenge Pit
Finding yourself in a Challenge Pit is one thing. Succeeding at that challenge by successfully climbing out is something entirely different! Consider the challenges our students are facing at the moment. They might be the usual curriculum challenges. They could be adjusting to online learning environments, or perhaps adapting to life in lockdown. Some students […]
How Different Learners Respond to Challenge Pits
As we explored last week, in the Learning Landscape, challenges are represented by four different types of pits. In schools, we are used to talking about challenges. But particularly at the moment, it’s important to note that from a learning perspective, the only difference between challenge and adversity, is the source. Challenges are typically things we choose to […]
Four Different Types of Challenge Pits
As we move to online learning, both here in Australia and more broadly around the world, the Learning Landscape gives us a powerful way of helping students understand the different types of challenges they are facing. In the Learning Landscape, learning is represented by movement, and challenges are represented by four different types of Challenge […]
Developing More Skilful Learners
The Learning Landscape is a powerful metaphor for helping students become better learners. It offers us a way to visualise and understand what skilful learning looks like, and what teachers need to do to help students develop as more skilful learners. In the Learning Landscape, skilful learning equates to the actions students take to move […]
Developing Talented Learners
Students with a Fixed Mindset don’t really “get” learning. From their perspective, learning is a passive process of discovering the abilities that lie within them. On the other hand, the more growth-oriented you become, the more you begin to understand yourself as a learner who creates, shapes and develops their own talents and abilities. As […]
The Learning Landscape: The Metaphor for Better Learning
The Learning Landscape is a powerful metaphor for learning. Students and teachers alike love how it brings learning to life engages learners in the process of learning, and makes learning more enjoyable. But the true power of this metaphor lies in how it helps students develop a more growth-oriented mindset, and become better learners A […]
What Does Quality Learning Look Like?
Improving learning outcomes takes more than just quality teaching practice.
Learning is a skilful process requiring both the teacher and the student to behave in particular ways.
Learner types: Which is most prepared for an uncertain future?
The Learning Landscape is a powerful metaphor for learning. More than that, it offers us a way to visualise and understand what skilful learning looks like, and what teachers need to do to help students develop as more skilful learners. As we engage students in the Learning Landscape, two important points about learning become apparent. […]
Mindset and the Learning Landscape
The Learning Landscape provides a way to recognise and develop a learner’s Mindset. In many ways, a learner’s Mindset is a reflection of how well they understand the Learning Landscape and their capacity to move through it. A learner with a Growth Mindset understands they are free to roam the Learning Landscape, exploring the furthest […]
Mistakes and Feedback
In the Learning Landscape, learning is an active process. It happens by the act of moving through the landscape, and exploring new territory. It involves filling our backpacks with powerful Habits of Mind, which enable us to climb out of Challenge and gradually climb higher towards the mountains of expertise. To learn, and becoming a […]