Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. 

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, b.1956

Doctor, Engineer & NASA Astronaut

Learning Dispositions: Nurturing the Path to Better Learning 

Following a two-year journey of research and exploration, the staff at Lansbury Lawrence have developed a comprehensive set of Learning Dispositions.  

Drawing from research and methodologies around metacognition, we evaluated various approaches, seeking to pinpoint the learning dispositions that would best empower our young pupils and support our values and ethos. Throughout this process, we established connections to the Philosophy for Children programme, which is embedded at Lansbury Lawrence as a P4C Gold school. 

An invaluable source of inspiration lies in the work of Professor Bill Lucas and The Creative Habits of Mind model. Lansbury Lawrence has a firm belief in nurturing creativity and cultural capital.

Additionally, we found resonance in the work of Professor Guy Claxton and his Building Learning Power approach.

Building upon these exemplars and further research by Lucas and Claxton, who are both researchers in the field of education, our Learning Dispositions framework has been designed to specifically equip our pupils with the tools needed to thrive both academically and beyond.

Our Learning dispositions of resilience, curiosity, articulateness, imagination, and reflection are crucial for children to understand how they learn and become better learners.