The Learning Pit

The Learning Pit

It’s okay to not know the answer!

This term, we have started to use James Nottingham’s model of The Learning Pit to encourage the children to embrace challenge. Not knowing the answer to a problem is an opportunity for learning.

"Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try." - Jack Canfield

When faced with a problem or task and you don’t know the answer, it can be easy to shy away. 

Once in The Pit, the learning begins. This is where the children implement strategies and problem solving skills that we learn in childhood and develop in adulthood to help us become lifelong learners.

The key skills which we encourage are collaboration; working together to solve problems; to question and challenge and to try new strategies.

Find out more about the Learning Pit here:
Find out more about Guy Claxton's 17 Characteristics of effective learning here: Learning Behaviours