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Independent Learning. Independent Learning is … a process, a method and a philosophy of education whereby a learner acquires knowledge by his or her own.

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1 Independent Learning

2 Independent Learning is … a process, a method and a philosophy of education whereby a learner acquires knowledge by his or her own efforts and develops the ability for enquiry and critical evaluation

3 Rationale for Change Need to prepare students for an ever changing economic and professional landscape Life long learning University Changing technologies Developing skills

4 Gains for the learner Ability to respond to change Transferrable skills Allows for different learning styles Self-direction is motivating The enjoyment/enthusiasm of independent learning will carry over to the subject itself. Communicate effectively using different media Organise themselves Problem solve Relate to others

5 Why encourage independent learning? Students start to make meaningful connections with the world outside the classroom. Instead of relying on the teacher to do the thinking for them they take responsibility for thinking and learning themselves – instead of just waiting to be given the right answer to learn.

6 Sixth Form Centre to provide: Silent and quiet study areas Bookable student meeting rooms Adaptable space to conduct lectures Office spaces Mentoring space Reception area Registration point

7 What does independent learning look like? Students finding and collecting information Carrying out investigations or projects Students learning at their own pace using ICT Completing homework, extension work or coursework assignments Giving students choices so they reflect on their own interests and preferences Students working in groups so they can learn from each other. Students contributing to lesson planning Students involved in self and peer editing before work is handed in

8 Resources – wide choice promotes interest and enthusiasm from students. Resources could include… Text books Images Files Web links Video Discussion forums Surveys Interactive animations And models

9 Resources – wide choice promotes interest and enthusiasm from students. Resources could include… Mind maps Audio files Exemplar student work Collaborative documents Tests Student could make resources for other students - revision

10 An example strategy… Parents as students – Peer assessment – what are the features of a grade A piece of work? Individually highlight/annotate the following in your essay: a) The links to the question – statement sentence b) The examples c) The evidence 4 mins

11 An example strategy… In pairs What do you think are the strengths of this piece of work? How do you think this work could be improved? 2 mins

12 Essay writing - SEX Every paragraph should include: 1) A statement sentence where you answer the question directly 2) Example – a specific example to support your statement 3) Explanation – information to explain your point fully

13 Mobile answers – How far was clemenceau satisfied with the Treaty of Versailles? Explain your answer On your different piece of card write your - Statement sentences – answers the question directly - Example - Explanation - Make your mobile answer


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