Learning Challenge Networks - Members Page

Our Learning Journey

Our learning journey begins with a focus on James Nottingham's book, The Learning Challenge and some initial questions to instigate further questioning and reflection around the concepts you will find within.

Sharing ideas and being reflective regarding practice, preparation and reading are core elements to creating and sustaining a successful proactive network.


The Learning Challenge Network Programme 2018

Phase 1: Workshop – Wednesday Nov 7th at The Queens Hotel Leeds

Introduction to the Learning Challenge and the Learning Pit in action


Phase 2: Workshop – Wednesday Jan 16th at The Park Plaza Hotel Leeds

How to use dialogue tools and strategies to challenge thinking and deepen learning


Phase 3: Workshop – Wednesday May 1st at The Park Plaza Hotel Leeds

Philosophy for Children (P4C) & concept centred learning


Phase 1 Preparation:

 Familiarise yourself with The Learning Challenge and Dialogue books

  • Link with others on the Facebook group page – The Learning Challenge Network
  • Bring any thoughts, questions or reflections with you to Workshop 1


Workshop 1– Wednesday November 7th

  • To understand how the Learning Challenge can be used to inspire students to step out of their comfort zone and engage in deeper learning.


Programme on the day:

            9:00am     Arrivals and coffee

            9:30am     Introduction to the Learning Pit

            10:30am   Coffee

            11:00am   Experience of the Learning Challenge in practice

            12:30pm   Lunch

            1:30pm    Strategies to challenge your students

            3:30pm    Finish



We will work through a Challenging Learning resource together and provide you with all the materials you need to use it in your setting. 


Phase 2 Preparation:

Try a few Learning Challenge sessions with your students ready to bring your reflections back to the group.

  • Use the resource provided at least twice
  • Try 3 odd one out activities
  • Develop one concept-based activity of your own