Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Powering Up Students: The Learning Power Approach to high school teaching

by Guy Claxton and Graham Powell Crown House Publishing
Pub Date:
06/2019
ISBN:
9781785833380
Format:
Pbk 400 pages
Price:
AU$43.99 NZ$46.08
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
Guy Claxton and Graham Powell’s Powering Up Students details the small tweaks to daily practice that will help secondary school teachers attend more closely to the ways in which they can boost their students’ learning dispositions and attitudes.


The Learning Power Approach (LPA) is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all students as confident and capable learners – ready, willing and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out. This approach therefore empowers teachers to complement their delivery of content, knowledge and skills with the nurturing of positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish in later life.


Building upon the foundations carefully laid by Guy’s first book in the Learning Power series, The Learning Power Approach, this new instalment embeds the ideas of his influential method in the context of the secondary school. Guy and Graham provide a thorough explanation of how the LPA’s core components apply to this level of education and, by presenting a wide range of classroom examples, illustrate how they can be put into practice in different curricular areas – focusing especially on embedding the learning dispositions into learners’ tackling of more demanding content, while emphasising the need to ‘get the grades’ as well.


Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced secondary school teachers.
Guy Claxton is Emeritus Professor at Winchester University and Visiting Professor of Education at King’s College London. He has previously taught and researched at Oxford University, Bristol University, and the University of London Institute of Education, and is an internationally renowned cognitive scientist. Guy’s books include Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind; Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning; The Wayward Mind; and Intelligence in the Flesh. Recent books on education include What’s the Point of School?; Building Learning Power; and, with Bill Lucas and others, New Kinds of Smart; The Learning Powered School; and Educating Ruby. Guy’s Building Learning Power approach to teaching is widely used in all kinds of schools across the UK, as well as in Poland, Dubai, Indonesia, India, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and Argentina.


 


Becky is an ever-enthusiastic primary school teacher – and a relentless optimist and life-long adventurer – who has been using learning power approaches in various settings for over a decade. From embedding the Learning Power Approach in Key Stage 1 and early years classrooms in the UK, to adapting it for use with adults while teaching foreign languages at the ‘End of the World’ (Ushuaia, in southernmost Argentina), she constantly strives to enhance her practice in order to nurture more resilient, engaged and reflective learners.