"The Learning Pit has become one of the most powerful and popular heuristics of learning over the past 10-20 years and Nottingham's new book will become the go-to resource for its fullest explication and application for years to come."
“The Learning Pit has become one of the most powerful and popular heuristics of learning over the past 10-20 years and Nottingham’s new book will become the go-to resource for its fullest explication and application for years to come.””
Barry J. Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education University of Cumbria in Lancaster, UK
What makes this book different?
The Learning Challenge is by far the best and most comprehensive guide to guiding students through the Learning Pit. Written by the creator of the Learning Pit®, James Nottingham, the book shows you how to create a culture of challenge, curiosity, reflection and resilience. Its popularity amongst educators and parents is testament to the significant contribution it has made in enhancing questioning, reflection and metacognition.
As Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.” With that in mind, The Learning Challenge has several features to help navigate the book, including:
- Margin notes with summaries of content and key points
- Section numbers to support navigation and cross-referencing (they also remain constant – unlike page numbers – when the book is translated into other languages)
- ‘Now Try This’ sections to guide and support professional learning
Suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 7-19. For those working with 3-7-year-old children, you would be better reading ‘Challenging Early Learning’ by James Nottingham and Jill Nottingham (2017).