ELLI helps schools to explore and show how students’ understanding and use of learning behaviours is changing and growing. The online learning power profile can be taken again (2 in a year) to establish changes and guide the learning journey forward. Beware though, students taking the questionnaire for a second time can give answers that reflect their behaviour more cautiously; this can result in the profiles looking more limited.
On the positive side, it’s often when students see their profile has changed (fatter or more spiky, etc.) that they really appreciate that they have the power to change and that learning is their responsibility.
ELLI makes it possible to capture hard-to-reach data in its profiles, namely, how well are students learning and what might be causing the problem? Class profiles will show how classes have moved over the year. Maybe a 30% increase in students who are showing strongly on resilience. or a 50% increase in students who are now better at self regulating (Strategic Awareness). Similarly you could discover which years, which subjects, which groups have made the greatest strides in growing their learning behaviours.
Schools in England may want to look at how well their students are developing their resilience, confidence (shown through a more rounded profile) and independence (shown through Strategic Awareness). ELLI offers valid Pupil Voice evidence of development in these learning habits. These are three key behaviours mentioned in the 2019 Ofsted Framework.
Welsh schools will want to look for the general development patterns of all the learning dimensions and link these to the Four Purposes of their Successful Futures curriculum. Such data will help to show whether their curriculum and teaching approaches are on the right lines; that students are living the curriculum’s Four Purposes throughout their time in school.
Whatever the school or its curriculum drivers, this critical range of ELLI learning behaviours offers important and unique data which reflects how, and how well, their learners are learning how to learn in preparation for their futures.