NEW Creating Independent Learners – SOUTH WALES (Cardiff)
Promoting and improving independent learning skills.
ESTYN Inspections are regularly recommending that children improve these skills but how do we achieve this on a day to day basis in our schools? Independence is far bigger than children not interrupting teachers…
Course objectivesWe have to ask ourselves: What are we doing for these children that actually they could do for themselves-from the time that they come into school in the morning to the time that they go home? The course will include many, many hints and tips that will enable schools to develop this vital life-long skill in their children It will answer questions such as:
- What does an Independent child 'look like'?
- How can we promote independence across both the school day and all areas of the curriculum?
- What are the main barriers to creating independent learners?
- How should we model, praise and reward it?
- Are children responsible for tidying?
- Do children have a financial responsibility for resources/materials/own belongings?
- Are children involved in a wide range of roles and responsibilities?
- Do children regularly have a say into how and what they learn? Pupil Voice-involvement in the planning process?
- Are children skilled and independent in self and peer assessment systems and routines?
- How often are the children given the opportunity to make a decision or a choice?