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The Learning Landscape Book Club

Ended Dec 17, 2021

Full course description

Date and time

Online course available now

Meet the author date TBA

Delivery mode

A blend of online and in person


This learning event is right for you if you are a primary or secondary teacher interested in helping your students develop Learner Agency, become better learners and providing them with an engaging and powerful way to engage in the learning process.

This learning event is also right for you if you enjoy collaborating and sharing ideas with other like-minded educators.


In The Learning Landscape, James Anderson outlines a powerful metaphor for visualising learning. Mapping the abstract concept of learning onto a physical journey in the real world, the learning process is made tangible and accessible to learners.

With video introductions for each chapter by the author, additional teaching resources, discussion questions and the opportunity to meet the author this book club gives you everything you need to explore The Learning Landscape.

Discover how the Learning Landscape metaphor helps students move along the growth mindset continuum and develop a more growth-oriented mindset. Unpack "effort" to discover how to shift our focus from effort to efficacy. Change the way you use the term "Effort" in the classroom forever!

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and student learning - Student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and student learning - Monitoring and reporting on students' performance

Key takeaways

  • deep exploration of the Learning Landscape as a metaphor for learning in your classroom
  • introduction to 6 different types of learners, and how to develop your students as better learners in the context of the learning landscape 
  • understanding of four different "Challenge Pits", how they apply to classroom challenges. 
  • awareness of how to fill your students "backpacks" with powerful Habits of Mind to help them succeed at increasingly difficult tasks. 
  • exploration of the role of Virtuous Practice in building talents. 
  • resources such as the Mindset Continuum
  • rich discussion 



James Anderson

James Anderson is an Australian-based international speaker, author and educator who is passionate about helping fellow educators develop students as better learners. Originally a teacher and school leader, for the past 20 years, James has been working with schools to make classrooms more thoughtful places. He challenges teachers to think deeply about learning, and provides the tools and strategies to help teachers develop Learner Agency in the students they teach. James’s work combines Growth Mindset with Habits of Mind and Practice to create Learning Agility. He puts the growth back into Growth Mindset! And, through creating and describing the Mindset Continuum, he provides the cornerstone for effective Growth Mindset interventions. James values the relationships he builds with the schools and teachers he works with, providing the “follow-through” that’s so often lacking in teacher professional development. His speaking, workshops and online resources provide not only the deep understandings required to do this work meaningfully, but also the tools and ongoing support needed to sustain it in your school and make a real difference to student learning outcomes. James is a Certified Speaking Professional and regularly speaks at conferences around the world. His publications include Succeeding with Habits of Mind, The Agile Learner and The Learning Landscape, as well as a host of e-books and other teacher resources. His online course, “Transforming Teaching and Learning with Growth Mindsets,” supports thousands of educators in schools around the world. He is an international affiliate of Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Institute for Habits of Mind and the creator of