“One of the most original pieces I’ve encountered in a long time… elegantly sets out the case for Learning to Learn… highly recommended for everyone in education.’ (Mary Myatt)
“I don’t know of any other book that provides such clear guidance on how to harness the common elements of learning across the curriculum. Highly recommended.” (Dylan William)
“Engagingly written and stylistically seamless… I found it not only informative, but it filled me with hope.” (Sue Gerrard)
For the last 15 years, Dr James Mannion and Kate McAllister have been working to design, implement and evaluate the Learning Skills curriculum - a systematic approach to helping students become more confident, pro-active, self-regulated learners.
An eight-year evaluation with the University of Cambridge revealed that Learning Skills led to significant gains in subject learning across the curriculum, with accelerated gains among students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This is a book about what happened when a small group of teachers seized an opportunity to provide their students with the knowledge, the skills and the confidence to take control of their own learning. On the other side of fear is the teacher you want to be, and the children you'd like to teach…
About the authors
James worked as a Science teacher for 12 years, and spent eight years in school leadership roles. He has an MA in person-centred education from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Learning to Learn from the University of Cambridge. He is a Programmes Leader at the UCL Institute of Education, an Associate of Oracy Cambridge, and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Kate is a teacher with over 15 years' experience in leadership, management and training. She is a passionate advocate for inclusive, high-quality education for all. Kate specialises in innovative curriculum design and building sustainable networks which enhance learning, develop employability and enable effective collaborations across local, national and international communities.