‘Learning to Learn’ Courses

Teaching and Learning to Develop the Four Capacities

Learning comes in many different forms. Active and participative learning holds the key to Curriculum for Excellence. Knowing how pupils learn and then providing them with challenging opportunities to do so will not only engage them but be pivotal in developing confidence and self esteem. This series of courses will develop delegates’ knowledge and understanding of strategies that can raise standards through developing pupils’ creative thinking to investigate problems and find solutions – a key element to the principles behind the new curriculum

Course Outcomes

  • The ability to communicate at a high level – Getting pupils engaged through personalized learning
  • Knowing how to work effectively as a team – the importance of setting social goals
  • Developing Resilience, Resourcefulness and Risk Taking
  • Teaching and Learning strategies to develop creative thinking in all curricular areas
  • Assessment procedures

Suitable for

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • FE/HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • SEN support staff
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students

A Pupil-Centred Approach to Differentiation

Until now many approaches to differentiation have focused on:

  • Providing pupils with varying work tasks
  • Giving an appropriate amount of time to complete them
  • Teacher expectation

With the advent of Curriculum for Excellence and the important focus on not just ‘what a child learns but how a child learns’ we need to look more at a pupil-centred approach to differentiation rather than a curriculum-centred approach. This series of short courses will look at ways of doing just that irrespective of stage or ability. Delegates will be given a wealth of knowledge, coupled with many activities to take back to class, that will ensure provision of an engaging learning environment and support development of the four capacities.

Course Outcomes

  • Defining Differentiation – a child centred approach
  • Teaching strategies to support Learning Styles
  • Accelerating Learning through a multi-intelligence approach
  • Providing an engaging Learning Environment
  • Teaching to support ACfE

Suitable for

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • FE/HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • SEN support staff
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students

Differentiation – A Tool to Improve Success in Maths

Curriculum for Excellence advocates that all pupils should be given the opportunity to be taught in a way that best suits the way they learn. How can we support this philosophy in the busy classroom and cater for the needs of each child? Differentiation is the key. This series of short courses will look at planning procedures to support differentiation In order to raise standards. It will discuss the importance of not just what we teach but the way we teach. Delegates will explore a wide variety of active teaching strategies, including Assessment for Learning that will prove to motivate and engage even the un-inspired. All activities can be transferred immediately back in school.

Course Content

  • What do we mean by differentiation?
  • The importance of environment in raising standards.
  • Teaching strategies and resources to support differentiation
  • The practicalities of differentiation. How do we plan?
  • Using Assessment for Learning to improve success
  • Where do we go from here? Applying knowledge back in school

Suitable for;

  • Primary teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • HE Lecturers
  • SEN staff and coordinators
  • SEN support staff
  • Probationer teachers
  • Students