Embedding Good Habits of Learning Action Research Programme(EGHLp)

Provider: Enliven Education
£325.00 (no VAT on this item) for an in-house introductory workshop
£720.00 (no VAT on this item) for an in-house full day's training (please see provider's website for additional options)


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Description An extended action research programme for teachers of all kinds wishing to explore the kinds of practice that allow students to build character and a growth mindset for successful and resilient life long learning.
Duration From short workshops to extended action research (please see provider's website for more details)

Enliven Education's website

Categories Primary, Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Teaching staff, In school, Online, After-school meetings, Discussion forums, Video chat, Collaborative Learning, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

You will learn

  • How to raise achievement and engagement through the design of an authentic curriculum
  • How to help students to build the character and resilience they need for long term success
  • How to increase levels of engagement and achievement both for yourself and your students
  • How to design meaningful contexts for higher order thinking skills
  • How to use your role model as a learner as a powerful tool for teaching
Evidence underpinning this approach

The programme draws on more than 20 years of teaching practice and case studies where teachers have developed the building of learning habits as a central characteristic of the teaching and learning philosophy.  Case studies are supported by published texts which in turn draw on a rich bank of further research and practice illustrating the importance of building learning habits for effective and sustained learning. Publications referred to in the course of this programme might include:

Carol Dweck - Mindset

Robin Alexander – ‘Dialogic Teaching’

David Perkins – ‘Making Learning Whole’

Donald Graves – ‘Writing: teachers and children at Work’

Steven Johnson – ‘Where good ideas come from’

Ellen Langer - 'The Power of Mindful Learning'

Paul Tough - 'How Children Succeed'

Guy Claxton - 'What's the Point of School'

Lucas and Claxton – ‘New Kinds of Smart’

How users/participants can evaluate success

Schools and teachers are encouraged and supported to evaluate the impact of training through a range of qualitative and quantitative measures.

Teachers are supported through the action research process to devise their own ways of measuring the impact of new practice.

Participants are asked to give written feedback after the intial training and at the end of the programme.  This is used to improve provision and to better understand the needs of individual participants.



Follow-up activities and support

This programme can be run at distance via the internet, face to face or a combination of both depending on location and what is most convenient for participating teachers (see below for further details).

Participating teachers are encouraged to share experiences through managed social networking pages.  Formal follow up meetings for groups or individuals are offered to ensure on-going development.

Guidance notes and materials are offered throughout the programme and participants are invited to communicate via phone or email to discuss specific questions that might arise between the formal meetings. 


This is a highly flexible programme tailored to individual or small group needs.

A supported process of action research is designed to bring about the effective implementation of new ideas over an extended period.


This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.