Leaping Into Learning: Promoting Academic Resiliency In Year 6 Boys Through The Learning Pit

  • Adaptability (2017-18)

Over a period of ten weeks, nineteen Year 6 boys aged between 10 and 11 from Wellesley College, New Zealand, utilized James Nottingham’s (2017) model for learning, the Learning Pit. After several introductory lessons, the boys applied the model to academic tasks to ascertain what affects the Learning Pit would have on their academic resiliency. A secondary intention of the project was to establish if, through the application of the Learning Pit model, the boys’ understanding of the various stages of the learning process would be strengthened. Martin and Marsh (2003) align specific attributes with academic resiliency and these were used to guide reflections and identify progress made throughout the project.