LTL 2019 – The student at the centre of learning

We don’t know what the students will do in the future. But at St. Peter’s they know that they will have to be willing to continually reinvent themselves. As much as their students, teachers have to adapt to current changes. That is why each year St. Peter’s, together with the Singularity Foundation, organises the LTL International conference, which this year will be hosted on March 15 and 16th at St Peter’s School.

As society becomes increasingly complex and our schools more diverse, teachers are faced with the challenge of making learning meaningful for future generations. Our ability to respond to the needs of our students requires an understanding of who they are, where they come from and what they aspire to. Our focus this year is on student agency: enabling and empowering them by giving them a voice in their own learning.

Teachers must also be willing to adapt to the incessant changes of today. For the teaching staff at St. Peter’s, training, innovation and collaboration are essential. Each year they organise, together with the Singularity Foundation, the Days Learning Through Language. The 3rd edition will be held on March 15 and 16 with the “Putting the Student at the center of learning”.


Guy Claxton, author of “The Learning Power Approach: teaching learners to teach themselves”, Dirk Lagerwaard and Jane Mitchell-Smith will be sharing their knowledge with the attendants.


The Learning Power Approach:
Teaching Learners to Teach Themselves

The purpose of school is to help children grow up: to become more adventurous, self-reliant and independent of their parents and teachers. Unfortunately traditional education often has the reverse effect: students are taught in a way that develops dependency on their teachers. The Learning Power Approach is a new international style of pedagogy that helps students gain the grades and the knowledge they will need in later life in a way that also builds their confidence, capacity and appetite for lifelong learning.



Through others we become ourselves:
Agency in the foreign language classroom

Traditional teaching methods do often not enable students to fully expand their communicative development. This talk provides practical and informed agency-based teaching strategies, where students learn how to act upon their emotions by continuously developing their self-regulation through collaborative practices. Find out how to cover your teaching goals and create opportunities for your students to express themselves as they decide to within different communicative contexts.


More information about the conference at