What does it take to be a good student?

12 Mar 2018

Internationally acclaimed author and speaker Professor Bill Lucas is at the forefront of study into the habits of successful students. Professor Lucas will be revealing these and how educational professionals can be cultivating them at an event on 14 March.

At the event, Professor Lucas will unveil the habits students need to develop to do well in examinations and, equally importantly, to live happy, fulfilled and successful lives. Evidence shows that students need to develop skills such as an ability to collaborate, to use empathy, to be creative, to be resilient in addition to wider concepts such as kindness, honesty, open-mindedness.

Professor Lucas said, “In the last two decades we have made huge strides in understanding what helps people to be successful at school and in life. Drawing on studies from many disciplines and on our own research at the Centre for Real-World Learning, it is possible now to be much clearer about what all teachers and parents should be wanting their students to develop.”

This event is a collaboration between the University of Winchester Centre for Real-World Learning and the Winchester Teaching School Alliance and the .

The Winchester Teaching School Alliance includes primary and secondary schools in Winchester, an all-through school, two special schools, Peter Symonds 6th Form College, the University of Winchester and Hampshire Local Authority. By working in partnership, the alliance aims to improve the provision and outcomes for all the children in schools by providing high-quality training and continuing professional development to adults who work with children.

The Centre for Real-World Learning (CRL) carries out ground-breaking research and consultancy focusing on teaching methods that encourage the development of positive learning dispositions in learners.

Bill Lucas is co-chair of the new 2021 PISA Test of Creative Thinking, a member of the LEGO Foundation’s advisory board, an adviser to Australia’s Mitchell institute and much in demand as a speaker across the world. His latest book Developing Tenacity: Teaching learners to persevere in the face of difficulty, written with Ellen Spencer, will be published in April.

Successful learners: The habits of powerful learners, how to cultivate them and how to track progress takes place at 4.30-6pm on Wednesday 14 March at The Shakespeare Room, West Downs, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, SO22 5HT. Booking is essential. Find out more and book your place here.

Press Office | +44 (0) 1962 827678 | press@winchester.ac.uk

Back to media centre