Confident, secure in their knowledge, unwilling to take things for granted and ready to take intellectual risks
Roots Millennium Schools is following five highly desirable habits in learning representing a combination of values, positive attitude, motivation, empathy, knowledge and skills. They are based on self-awareness and on the core values/ understanding of the processes of learning and teaching. The Millennium learner and teacher attributes are focused on activity based learning which reflect the fact that excellent teaching involves nurturing these habits in learners as well as teaching subject knowledge and understanding, practically recognizing the curriculum to be more than collection of qualifications.
What learners should aim for in terms of developing the habits and skills they need to compete for achieving success in higher education and utilize the knowledge for practical life.
What teachers should aim for in terms of improving their professional practices.
These attributes are interconnected. For example, being innovative can grow from being confident; being engaged and working well with others also requires learners to be responsible. They are interdisciplinary and need to be nurtured and reinforced as per the curriculum.
Teachers need to explore these attributes in the context of real disciplinary learning; therefore all teachers should demonstrate these attributes and plan lessons and programmes of study which give ample opportunity for learners to develop and advance the learner attributes within the context of the subject being taught. Active Learning and Assessment for Learning provide frameworks and practices which can help.
Roots Millennium Schools are implementing the following Learning / Teacher Attributes
Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others.
Confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning.
Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others.
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn.
Reflective as learners themselves, developing their critical analysis.
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges.
Engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference.