Why Use Habits of Mind?

In September 2013, we introduced the 16 “Habits of Mind” which we call "Attributes for Success. The Habits of mind are 16 characteristics found in self-directed independent, successful learners to help them decide how to cope with choices they may face on their learning journey. They proved a framework or compass for students to refer to when directing their own learning. Over time these characteristics become habit.

These habits allow the students to become flexible, continuous learnings that are able to behave intelligently when encountering problems, using information efficiently, thinking critically about its source and content.

"Habits of Mind are the characteristics of what intelligent people do when they are confronted with problems, the resolutions of which are not immediately apparent." (Prof Art Costa)

The 16 Habits of Mind


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