The key to improving students’ Learning Power is the ability of schools to adapt their curriculum as a whole, as well as encouraging habit change in individual teachers. Use of ELLI has suggested five future-based principles that schools use to guide their curriculum reform as they develop curricula for the twenty-first century.
Curriculum change principles
Principle One: Preparation for a lifetime of learning. The school agrees that the ELLI capabilities are what learners need to acquire: that will serve them well in uncertain futures throughout their lives.
Principle Two: Fusion of learning habits and curriculum knowledge. The school considers how best to integrate acquiring knowledge and ELLI learning skills across the curriculum.
Principle Three: Extension of learning beyond the constraints of school time and place. The school considers how to design experiences beyond the short classroom lesson to create extended learning and reach into the informal learning lives of young people outside school.
Principle Four: Making learning more authentic. The school considers how to make sure that the learning experience in school matches more closely with learning in the real world.
Principle Five: Learner participation in curriculum design and delivery. The school considers how to design the curriculum so that students become leaders of their own learning. Which elements of curriculum will students have a role in designing and delivering?