Learning how to learn includes knowing how to ask meaningful questions and how to decide which answers are the best; thinking about the tone and timing of interactions; and when to persevere compared to when to compromise. Also known as metacognition and self-regulation, these strategies have a very high impact on learning. Meta-analyses have consistently shown significant gains particularly in numeracy and literacy but also in other subject areas such as science and sport. Analysis of results from the PISA 2009 and 2012 showed that the difference in reading performance between those students who know how to learn and those who don’t was 107 points – the equivalent of more than two years of schooling.
Suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19, we can help you to:
- Create a culture in which students talk positively about learning how to learn and can identify instances when learning strategies have helped them to master something
- Teach students how to learn, including questioning, reflection and thinking skills
- Deepen students’ learning with improved questioning techniques
Encourage the social and emotional behaviours your students will need to grow into expert learners
- Use the ASK Model to agree which attitudes, skills and knowledge your students need to develop