Learners for the 21st Century

by habitang

I just had a staff development day about fostering important learning attitudes for the 21st Century. Stonefields School in New Zealand. They should run their own uni course to equip teachers. Maybe they could be the new Teacher’s College???

We want kids that know what a good learner looks like:

  1. Reflective
  2. Self Aware
  3. Determined
  4. Question
  5. Think
  6. Connect
  7. Wonder


How do parents get involved in this? I want my kid to be creative but I don’t know how to talk about those 7 learning qualities.

#1 TOP TIP Be a learner yourself!

Kids copy more of their parents than they sometimes know.

Its okay to be stuck, use it as an opportunity to learn! Think about the problem, think about what you already know, think about possible solutions. Getting the answer is the easy part once you know the problem.