‘There is no scientific study more vital to us than the study of our own brain. Our entire view of the universe depends on it.’
At Mangotsfield, we understand the value of context and linked learning – why am I learning this? Why is it important? – and we believe this extends to the study of learning itself. To become life-long learners who will move and shape the world, it is crucial our learners build a progressive understanding of themselves and others, inclusive of how we think and learn and how positive learning behaviours can be beneficial; this adds contextual understanding to many routines they are familiar with in school. The cognitive apprenticeship model breaks down barriers to provide a respect and tolerance of neurodiversity, shaping the courageous advocates of the future.
‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.’ When our learners leave Mangotsfield, we aspire to have set them up for their future education and career paths by ensuring they have the tools to thrive as learners in a complex world. This cognitive understanding extends beyond the powerful subject knowledge they will have gained along their journey.