Learning to Learn for Educators

Program length: 5 days

Time: 5 hours per day

Award: official certification

Background

In line with current research, we acknowledge the need to develop students who are lifelong learners who possess the skills they need to effectively participate in workplaces and communities of the future, who are literate, numerate, articulate and effective in applying the skills associated with learning and who are socially competent. To achieve this, we believe that there is a need to be specific in the way in which we teach not only the basic skills of literacy and numeracy but the broader skills associated with effective learning and thinking.

 

Approach

As a Learning to Learn course provider emphasis has been placed on maintaining, refining and improving teaching and learning in order to optimize students’ potential, achievement and success. This program was designed universal in order to fit in educators frame notwithstanding their background or teaching subject. Approaches, methods and techniques has been tested with different audiences and age students.

Learning goals

Five-day course that teaches students successful methods for improving note-taking, reading, time-management, critical thinking, research paper writing and test preparation skills. Participants begin the process of understanding their own learning styles and strengths.

 

Time

Modules

Activity

 

DAY 1

 

9:00

Course introduction, learning goals and situation identification

Theory+practice

 

Learning explained by neuro science

Theory

15:00

Reflecting on own learning

Practice

 

DAY 2

 

9:00

Chunking  and sorting information

Theory+practice

 

Limiting beliefs and reframing techniques

Theory+practice

 

Mind Maps - benefits and application

Theory+practice

15:00

Creativity practice

Practice

 

DAY 3

 

9:00

Activating senses and creating associations

Theory+practice

 

Mnemonic and memorisation

Theory

15:00

Dominik O’Brien system

Theory+practice

 

DAY 4

 

9:00

Creativity activation

Practice

 

Importance and methods of reflection

Theory+practice

15:00

ICT tools for learning

Theory+practice

 

DAY 5

 

9:00

Designing curriculum and learning process

Practice

 

Feedback and evaluation

 

15:00 (flexible)

Certification