Author(s): Guy Claxton; Becky Carlzon
In Powering Up Children Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness the design principles of the Learning Power Approach to provide a rich resource of effective teaching strategies for use in the primary school classroom.
The Learning Power Approach (LPA) is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all pupils 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 primary school. Guy and Becky offer 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 with different age groups (from the early years through to age 11) and in different curricular areas - especially relating to literacy and numeracy, but also in specific subjects such as science, history, art and PE.