Last Friday, the founding families of BSB City, the new campus of The British School of Barcelona in the city centre, had the opportunity to gather together and share a lovely afternoon with their children in school. “It was an amazing feeling to finally be able to open the school doors to all our parents for the children’s Building Learning Habits Week Museum. What an wonderful atmosphere!”, Mrs Monaghan, Headteacher of the BSB City campus, said.
It was on the occasion of the Learning Habits Museum Exhibition, the final step of an exciting, and busy, Building Learning Habits Week. Children had spent several lessons during the whole week preparing amazing artwork to showcase their learning and display the skills they have developed linked to the nine BSB Learning Habits:
The BSB Learning Habits Museum
BSB Learning Habits
The BSB Learning Habits are a core element of our curriculum, an essential part of our teaching and learning. By developing students’ learning habits, we are helping young people to help themselves become better learners and prepare them for a lifetime of learning. Indeed, the goal is 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 with others, in school and out, for grades and for life.
Developing students learning behaviours has some positive effects, such as:
- Builds habits of concentration, self-sufficiency, respect, collaboration and creativity
- Stimulates curiosity and deepen learning
- Creates supple learning minds
- Gets the students thinking, discussing more and promotes autonomy
- Builds respectful, reciprocal relationships
- Creates a feeling of safety with students offering ideas freely
- Empowers students: self-awareness, self-regulation and self-control
- Focuses on improvement not achievement
- Builds self and peer evaluation, next steps, reflection
- Establishes habits of lifelong learning
- Increases enjoyment in learning
At BSB we have been working with this approach for over two years, and it has now become an intrinsic part of students’ day-to-day school life, so much so that students can explicitely identify the learning habits in each task, whether academic or not.
Source: Building Learning Power