- Inquisitive - wondering & questioning, exploring & investigating, challenging assumptions
- Persistent - tolerating uncertainty, sticking with difficulty, daring to be different
- Collaborative - cooperating appropriately, giving & receiving feedback, sharing the product
- Disciplined - reflecting critically, developing techniques, crafting & improving
- Imaginative - playing with possibilities, making connections, using intuition
We will use statements about the imagination and what it means to be imaginative and ask students to decide how much the statements reflect their learning habits of mind:
Being imaginative means trying things our. It means combining ideas from different places. It means being able to carry on even when you can't fully explain your reasoning.Whenever I have had explicit discussions with students about a particular skill or attribute prior to a learning activity I have always found it to be more successful. I hope and expect that this term's work will benefit from being framed by this exploration of the imagination and that we will have a great deal to discuss and share in terms of how this skills/ability/aptitude can be tracked over a period of time.
If this is 'very much like me' then I can show that I can keep my mind open to ideas and that I don't narrow down too quickly. I can show that I look for links between facts and ideas. I use my own intuitions to come up with ideas. I can do these things without being prompted. I am confident about doing these things.