Dr James Mannion is the Director of Rethinking Education, an organisation dedicated to research-informed school improvement through learning to learn, practitioner inquiry and implementation science. He has a Masters in Person-Centred Education from the University of Sussex, a PhD in Learning to Learn from the University of Cambridge, and currently works at the Centre for Educational Leadership in the UCL Institute of Education. James is also the host of the popular Rethinking Education podcast, which features long-form conversations with fascinating guests about how we might rethink, reform and re-create education so as to bring about a more harmonious, less hair-raising state of world affairs. For more information, visit rethinking-ed.org.
Over the last 10 years, Dr James Mannion has worked with colleagues to develop a whole-school approach to teaching and learning known as the Learning Skills curriculum, rooted in metacognition, self-regulation and oracy. An 8-year impact evaluation at the University of Cambridge found that Learning Skills led to significant gains in subject learning across the curriculum, with accelerated gains among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Learning Skills approach has since been successfully implemented in a range of settings – from early years to universities, from schools in areas of high disadvantage to international colleges, and from workplaces to refugee camps. The Learning Skills curriculum is a complex intervention which centres around three key concepts – metacognition, self-regulation and oracy. In this practical workshop, James will focus on self-regulation (monitoring and controlling our feelings and behaviours) – a foundational concept in helping teachers and young people become more confident, proactive, self-regulated learners. Participants will come away a range of practical strategies for unleashing the power of self-regulation in the classroom.
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- Event date
- July 1, 2021
- Event time
- 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
- Event location
- Event organiser
- Chartered College Network