Habits of Mind and Spirit

Dimension 5 of the Dimensions of Learning framework is Habits of Mind.

There are numerous "habits" that could assist our learners. We have chosen to implement the 16 Habits of Mind based on the work of Arthur Costa and Bena Kallick. For more information about these habits, visit thHabits of Mind Institute.

Consistent with and emanating from our College Vision and Values Statement, we also emphasise 16 "Habits of Spirit".


Habits of Mind 

Habits o​f Spirit​

 1. Persisting

 1. Seeking connectedness with God

 2. Managing impulsivity 

 2. Respecting all God's creation

 3. Listening with understanding and empathy

 3. Seeking and appreciating beauty

 4. Thinking flexibly

 4. Seeking and appreciating excellence

 5. Thinking about thinking (metacognition)

 5. Respecting self

 6. Striving for accuracy

 6. Seeking connectedness with others through inclusive, welcoming, right relationships

 7. Questioning and posing problems 

 7. Building community

 8. Applying past knowledge to new situations

 8. Offering self in service of others

 9. Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision

 9. Acting justly and seeking justice for all

 10. Gathering data through all the senses

 10. Acting compassionately

 11. Creating, imagining, innovating

 11. Seeking and speaking the Truth

 12. Responding with wonderment and awe

 12. Passionately loving learning

 13. Taking responsible risks

 13. Living joyfully

 14. Finding humour

 14. Living hopefully

 15. Thinking interdependently

 15. Passionately engaging in life

 16. Remaining open to continuous learning

 16. Expressing Gratitude