The LEARNING@STLUKE’S framework is designed to strengthen students’ capacities for learning and provide them with strategies to learn how to learn. In the classroom, this means that teachers apply instructional teaching methods that combine the learning and understanding of content knowledge with the development of character.

Appropriating Guy Claxton’s Learning Powered Approach, our framework draws together research on how students learn and how they can strengthen their capacity to learn. Within the framework, St Luke’s has identified 5 R’s associated with learning. Powerful learners display capacities associated with Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness and Restoration.

Learning

Restoration   Resilience   Resourcefulness   Reciprocity   Reflectiveness

 

Restoration

Restoration seeks to grow students, not only as learners, but more importantly as people who flourish, and who are characterised by kindness, grace, compassion, humility and seeking justice for others. Not only are students able to grow in their understanding, but we hope they might also grow in their true humanity and that their capacity to learn might empower them to change the world, little by little, foreshadowing the final restoration at the end of time.

Restoration

Resilience

Resilient learners are able to be absorbed in their learning. They can manage distractions around them focusing instead on their learning. Resilient learners are able to notice subtle changes in their environment, identify patterns and details which inform their understanding and, perhaps most importantly, resilient learners demonstrate perseverance when faced with challenging learning tasks.

Resilience

Resourcefulness

Resourceful learners are good at asking questions which support their learning and the learning of others, they quickly make links between different ideas, can use reasoning to form an argument and imagine new possibilities. Finally, resourceful learners are able to capitalise on the resources available to them inside and outside the classroom.

Resourcefulness 

Reciprocity

Students who are strong in Reciprocity know when they will learn best on their own and when they will learn best with others (interdependence). They are good at collaborating with other students, have good empathy & listening skills and learn from others by watching them carefully and taking on board new ways of thinking (imitating). Here, in a nutshell, is what powerful learning looks like – and this is not only for classroom learning, but learning for life.

Reciprocity 

Reflectiveness

Reflective learners plan their approach to their learning, continually revise how they are learning, are able to identify the main points they need to learn (distilling) and have a good understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses as a learner (meta-learning).

Reflectiveness