Challenging Learning<br />James Nottingham<br />www.challenginglearning.com<br />
Website<br />www.challenginglearning.com<br />Email<br />james@jnpartnership.com<br />Other Sites<br />www.community-desig...
My book: Challenging Learning<br />234<br />
What do these 3 have in common?<br />
Challenge and Learning<br />Too Hard<br />PA<br />Potential Ability<br />Learning Zone<br />CA<br />Current Ability<br />P...
The Teaching Target Model (TTM)<br />PA<br />Learning Zone<br />CA<br />Performance<br />Practice Zone<br />SA<br />Time<b...
Philosophy for Children (P4C) in nursery<br />
An Ethos for Learning<br />Not all of our questions answered …<br />… but all of our answers questioned<br />?<br />21<br />
Pick a concept, any concept<br />Foreign					Fairness<br /> 	Culture						Tourism<br />	Home						Telling lies<br />	Langu...
EY and Primary Concepts<br />Me								Fairness<br />	Real								Language<br />	Home							Telling lies<br />	Growth/Chan...
Secondary Concepts<br />	Hero							Lies<br />	History 					Sport<br />	Identity						Culture<br />	Bullying					Real<br /...
Wobblers (If A = B)<br />Foreign<br />Different<br />If A = B then<br />Does B = A?<br />Different<br />Foreign<br />For e...
Year 5 Concept - Tourism<br />222<br />
Wobblers  (If NOT A ?)<br />Friend<br />Trust<br />If A = B then<br />If it’s NOT B = NOT A?<br />Don’t trust<br />Not fri...
Coming out of the Pit with Venn Diagrams<br />Sport<br />War<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
Just because you can’t define something, doesn’t mean you won’t recognise it when you see it.<br />Ludwig Wittgenstein<br />
Ranking to identify best answers<br />Trust each other<br />Like each other<br />Keep secrets<br />Play together<br />Know...
A selection of attitudes<br />Examples from 7 year oldsExamples from 11 year oldsExamples from 14 year olds<br />Trying my...
Learning Intentions<br />Lesson 1<br /><ul><li> To be curious about the rivers and the impact of them on our lives (A)
 Ask relevant questions about rivers (S)</li></ul>First 5 minutes – get pupils into the pit<br />e.g. Does a river have to...
The ASK model – Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge<br />S<br />Lesson 3<br />Lesson 1<br />Lesson 2<br />A<br />K<br />
Learning Intentions<br />Lesson 3<br /><ul><li> Use 3 different types of thinking to ask and then answer questions about r...
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Challenging Learning by James Nottingham

  1. 1. Challenging Learning<br />James Nottingham<br />www.challenginglearning.com<br />
  2. 2. Website<br />www.challenginglearning.com<br />Email<br />james@jnpartnership.com<br />Other Sites<br />www.community-designed-education.com<br />www.carol-dweck.co.uk<br />www.p4c.com<br />
  3. 3. My book: Challenging Learning<br />234<br />
  4. 4. What do these 3 have in common?<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Challenge and Learning<br />Too Hard<br />PA<br />Potential Ability<br />Learning Zone<br />CA<br />Current Ability<br />Practice Zone<br />SA<br />Subconscious Ability<br />Too Easy<br />82<br />
  7. 7. The Teaching Target Model (TTM)<br />PA<br />Learning Zone<br />CA<br />Performance<br />Practice Zone<br />SA<br />Time<br />85<br />
  8. 8. Philosophy for Children (P4C) in nursery<br />
  9. 9. An Ethos for Learning<br />Not all of our questions answered …<br />… but all of our answers questioned<br />?<br />21<br />
  10. 10. Pick a concept, any concept<br />Foreign Fairness<br /> Culture Tourism<br /> Home Telling lies<br /> Language History<br /> Names Number<br /> Friends Thinking <br /> Belonging Knowledge<br />222<br />
  11. 11. EY and Primary Concepts<br />Me Fairness<br /> Real Language<br /> Home Telling lies<br /> Growth/Change Same<br /> Pets Emotions<br /> Friends Thinking <br /> Being nice Dreaming<br />222<br />
  12. 12. Secondary Concepts<br /> Hero Lies<br /> History Sport<br /> Identity Culture<br /> Bullying Real<br /> Fair Knowledge<br /> Language Test<br /> Drama Tourism<br /> Poem Music<br />222<br />
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  14. 14. Wobblers (If A = B)<br />Foreign<br />Different<br />If A = B then<br />Does B = A?<br />Different<br />Foreign<br />For example …<br />96<br />
  15. 15. Year 5 Concept - Tourism<br />222<br />
  16. 16. Wobblers (If NOT A ?)<br />Friend<br />Trust<br />If A = B then<br />If it’s NOT B = NOT A?<br />Don’t trust<br />Not friends?<br />For example …<br />96<br />
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  18. 18. Coming out of the Pit with Venn Diagrams<br />Sport<br />War<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  19. 19. Just because you can’t define something, doesn’t mean you won’t recognise it when you see it.<br />Ludwig Wittgenstein<br />
  20. 20. Ranking to identify best answers<br />Trust each other<br />Like each other<br />Keep secrets<br />Play together<br />Know each other well<br />Understand each other<br />
  21. 21. A selection of attitudes<br />Examples from 7 year oldsExamples from 11 year oldsExamples from 14 year olds<br />Trying my best Always trying hard Persevering<br />Being willing to be helped Being open to advice Being open to support and coaching<br />Concentrating hard Thinking carefully Being focused on what’s relevant <br />Having a go Being willing to try new things Being open to new experiences<br />Not giving up Never-say-die attitude Resilience<br />Not worrying about mistakes Learning from mistakes Treating mistakes as useful feedback<br />Asking questions Being curious Enquiring and being curious<br />52<br />
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  23. 23. Learning Intentions<br />Lesson 1<br /><ul><li> To be curious about the rivers and the impact of them on our lives (A)
  24. 24. Ask relevant questions about rivers (S)</li></ul>First 5 minutes – get pupils into the pit<br />e.g. Does a river have to have water in it?<br />15 minutes research about rivers<br />10 minutes in groups to collect questions, and group them into categories<br />5 minutes to decide which is the best question and why<br />10 minutes sharing with whole class<br />5 minutes planning for next lesson<br />
  25. 25. The ASK model – Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge<br />S<br />Lesson 3<br />Lesson 1<br />Lesson 2<br />A<br />K<br />
  26. 26. Learning Intentions<br />Lesson 3<br /><ul><li> Use 3 different types of thinking to ask and then answer questions about rivers (S)
  27. 27. Check your answers firstly with another group then in the topic books or online (K)</li></ul>Select 3 skills from:<br /><ul><li> Classify
  28. 28. Define
  29. 29. Estimate
  30. 30. Give Reasons
  31. 31. Predict
  32. 32. Rank
  33. 33. Sequence</li></li></ul><li>A selection of thinking skills<br />GROUP<br />HYPOTHESISE<br />IDENTIFY<br />INFER<br />INTERPRET<br />ORGANISE<br />PARAPHRASE<br />PREDICT<br />QUESTION<br />RANK<br />REPRESENT<br />RESPOND<br />SEQUENCE<br />SIMPLIFY<br />SHOW HOW<br />SOLVE<br />SORT<br />SUMMARISE<br />SUPPORT<br />TEST<br />VERIFY<br />VISUALISE<br />ANALYSE<br />ANTICIPATE<br />APPLY<br />CAUSAL-LINK<br />CHOOSE<br />CLASSIFY<br />COMPARE <br />CONNECT<br />CONTRAST<br />DECIDE<br />DEFINE<br />DESCRIBE <br />DETERMINE<br />DISCUSS<br />ELABORATE<br />ESTIMATE<br />EVALUATE<br />EXEMPLIFY<br />EXPLORE<br />GENERALISE<br />GIVE EXAMPLES<br />GIVE REASONS<br />137<br />

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