Diocese of Carlisle

What If Learning

The What If Learning (WIL) approach is an outcome of the Transforming Lives Project which had input from UK ( Trevor Cooling), USA ( David Smith) and Australia. It is supported by a wide ranging website with practical examples, training materials and background information.

It asks the question : What kind of human beings do we wish to develop in our schools? It involves the aspiration of building Christian character. It involves a distinctive, holistic and consistent approach to education.

It is an approach that will enable headteachers and teachers to articulate what is distinctively Christian about their curriculum. It goes a long way to address standards in SIAMS and a focus on character education.

It also asks the question: What do children imagine they are doing in a classroom?

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