The Power of a Learning Language
How can we help students understand the world they live in, and prepare them for independent, life-long learning? This session will explore how language is the foundation of life-long learning and will show how language and learning are inseparably entwined. Teachers can provide students with the capacity to be able to think and learn independently by focussing on a ‘language for learning’ with them. We will also explore how important it is for teachers to give students opportunities to deal with challenge and difficulty. And as teachers can also provide students with the tools to reflect on their learning attitudes and skills, then students are more likely to be successful in the world today and be able to learn and communicate with greater precision and clarity.