Keith Williamson from Avonbourne College provided an inspirational lecture on how they are changing the way their pupils learn. This involves programmes such as ELLI (Effective LifeLong Inventory).
Keith explained how research has shown that those with fixed mindsets tend to underachieve, can be afraid of failure, and tend not to put the effort in, ignoring feedback and feeling threatened by others achievements. Whereas those with a growth mindset recognise that intelligence is malleable.
Keith explained the theory is based around five learning dispositions: resilience (emotional), resourcefulness (cognitive), reflectiveness (strategic), relationships (social), and risk (engaging). The lecture finished on a positive note with a video of a pupil talking about how the programme had changed the way she learnt and had improved her grades.
Other events that might interest you are: ‘Seen but Seldom Heard: challenging perceptions of discibility within secondary schools with e-learning’ which is being held at 10.30am and ‘Gender performance in school: media vs. bullying’ which is being at 4.30pm both on Thursday, as well as ‘Media literacy in secondary schools, which is being held at 12.30pm on Friday.