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Developing learner agency through the learning landscape

Apr 30 - May 1, 2020

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Date and time

Friday 1 May 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm 


This learning event is right for you if you are wanting your students to better understand the learning process and become better learners


The Learning Landscape outlines a powerful metaphor for visualising learning, making the learning process tangible and accessible to learners. It gives teachers practical tools and an engaging way to bring learning to life in the classroom.

In the Learning Landscape, challenges are represented by four different types of Challenge Pits:

  • the Learning Challenge
  • the Performance Challenge
  • the Downhill Challenge
  • the Aspirational Challenge

Only by equipping students with powerful Habits of Mind, will they be prepared for the climb out of these Challenge Pits, as their mindsets determine how far they can travel and how high they can climb into the mountains of expertise.

Drawing on the work of Nicholas Taleb, Art Costa and Bena Kallick, Anders Ericsson, and Carol Dweck, The Learning Landscape provides teachers with a tool to develop learner agency, creating more effective learners, improving engagement and, ultimately, learning outcomes.

Key takeaways                

  • a copy of the book The Learning Landscape
  • practical tools for enhancing learning
  • strategies for developing greater learner agency in students.

 Presenter information

James Anderson                              

James first became interested in how to teach students to become better thinkers as a classroom teacher in the late ‘90s. Later, as a school leader, he spearheaded a national research project focused on infusing Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s Habits of Mind into schools and classrooms.  He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), presenting around Australia and overseas. As an author, he has published Succeeding with Habits of Mind and The Agile Learner, as well as numerous e-books. He has published with Art Costa and Bena Kallick ‘Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind’ and ‘Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum’. His regular blogs are also read by thousands of educators around the world.