1.6 Students as Learners
Students who are confident of their own learning ability
- concentrate more, think harder, find learning enjoyable
- do better in tests and external examinations
- can grow their natural intelligence by exercising their learning muscles: their brains
- can change their learning habits … important because intelligence is known to be, “the sum total of habits of mind
- have learnt that learning is a learnable craft;
- are in command of their learning behaviors and thereby, are enthusiastic about learning and can cope with both its challenges and potential rewards.
GETTING LEARNING FIT … is no different from the physical and mental training of an athlete. Learners also need more than tools and techniques, they need stamina, strength, coordination, self-awareness and the ability to be strategic. They too must have a learning fitness that is ready for the engagements ahead.
LEARNING POWER … uses 30 years’ experience of working with student learners globally to create, and share, a coherent picture of the mental agility and emotional stamina that are the hallmarks of a good and proficient learner.