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Learner qualities

Learner qualities or 'learning dispositions' refer to the way in which learners engage in and relate to the learning process. Learning dispositions affect how students approach learning and therefore the outcomes of their learning.

Different research identifies different dispositions but there is consensus about the importance of the learning dispositions furthering skills, engagement and deep understanding.

Development of these dispositions is fundamental for students to develop an awareness of the way they learn and establish future-focused attitudes to learning, critical if they are to be able to become lifelong learners.

Rainbow Street Public has seven learner qualities that were collaboratively developed by students, staff and parents. They are: empathy, collaboration, confidence, critical and creative thinking, initiative, motivation and perseverance. 

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