2Dependent learners Independent learners rely heavily on the teacher are self-reliantcannot make decisions about their learningcan make informed decisions about their learningdo not know their own strengths and weaknessesare aware of their strengths and weaknessesdo not connect classroom learning with the real worldconnect classroom learning with the real worldthink that the teacher is wholly responsible for their learningtake responsibility for their own learning· know about different strategies for learningdo not know the best way to learn somethingplan their learning and set goalsdo not set learning goals· will only work when extrinsic motivators such as grades or rewards are offeredare intrinsically motivated by making progress in learningdo not reflect on how well they are learning and the reasons often reflect on the learning process and their own progress
3Ownership of their learning Time for talk and collaborative workTime to ask questions and seek solutionsTime to find out things for themselvesTime to reflect‘Close the gap’Time for children to choose their own next steps
4Establish what the children already know about a topic, what they want to learn about and how they are going to learn. This gives them ownership but develops a relevant starting point for the class- developing self efficiency, self motivation and self esteem.Think about the questions the children ask as well as the answers which they give.Plan-do-review
5What helps us to learn?Drinking waterWorking in pairsConcentratingListening to the teacherAsking for helpPlayingKnowing what to doWhat stops us from learning?Not coming to schoolChatting to a neighbourHaving a bad memoryBeing distractedDisturbancesLack of helpBeing rushed
6How much do you agree or disagree with these statements?(1= Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Agree, 4= Strongly agree)A) I know what to do when I get stuck with my work?B) I can concentrate for a long time without being distractedC) I can always plan my work carefullyD) I don’t mind if I make a mistakeE) I know where to go to find things outF) I often ask myself ‘What might happen if….?’G) I’m good at learning with other people.H) I’m good at picking up the main points at the end of the lesson
7Child led topicPlan involves independent researchChildren then create their independent piece, using their chosen medium – adult support where neededReview their project with a view to evaluate the success of their learning.
8An exclusive, personalised learning resource for the children An exclusive, personalised learning resource for the children. The teacher sets an open ended task which the children can address in anyway they like, using their preferred learning style. So they might create an information poster, they may write a story or they could make a model and take photographs of how they go to the end result.
11Homework should contribute to the children’s learning Homework should contribute to the children’s learning. It will be set every fortnight, so that the children have a enough time to show their learning in a unique way. The homework will then be shared and explained to their peers so that they take their learning to the next level.