At the beginning of my inquiry my learners found it difficult to challenge themselves and get in the learning pit. So I created the Challenge Charge up wall to encourage learners to talk about when they find learning challenging and how they can get out of the pit. It has been so amazing to see the learners grow from getting upset at the thought of difficult activities to, with the help of the visuals, asking for challenging workshops. This video shows a learner talking about her learning, she has developed her ability to retrieve past information and justify why she finds challenging learning better now.
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.
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