‘In a rapidly changing and uncertain world learning to learn has to bethe most important element of the curriculum’
Bill Lucas, former Chief Executive of the Campaign for Learning
The Learning to Learn Toolkit is designed to help you equip all your learners with a complete personal toolkit for learning that will help them to succeed at school and to become effective lifelong learners.
The Learning to Learn Toolkit contains six sections designed to:
equip your learners with a complete personal toolkit for learning
provide you with a complete CPD resource for your school
motivate your students to learn
equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to become autonomous learners.
The Learning to Learn Toolkit will enable your school to offer the most complete learning to learn programme available today, helping your students to reach their potential, and to continue to excel in their lives beyond formal education.
Summary of contents
Using a simple, but powerful framework, The Learning to Learn Toolkit guides you through every stage of building a comprehensive learning to learn programme in your school. It includes numerous case studies from real schools and comes with a CD containing a suite of templates, tools and checklists, providing you with a complete CPD resource for your school.
Wherever you are on your learning to learn journey, this resource is designed to help you take your work to the next level. The extensive use of practical strategies, tools and templates are all designed to fast-track you and your learners to a brighter future, where learning to learn knowledge, understanding and skills bring rich success.
The Learning to Learn Toolkit will enable you to:
encourage your students to maximise their learning potential
understand learning to learn and its impact on learning
offer a complete learning to learn programme
Section 1: Introducing learning to learn
This section begins by outlining what learning to learn knowledge, understanding and skills are, how they can help your learners and how they relate to school life. This section also discusses the importance of lifelong learning and an explanation of the core framework that will underpin the rest of the book.
Section 2: The research background to learning to learn
Section 2 outlines the key research background underpinning learning to learn, with mention of the principal researchers who have played a pivotal role in the development of learning to learn skills in schools and a summary of recent research into learning to learn in UK schools.
Section 3: Practical guidance on implementing learning to learn in your school
This section gives extensive practical guidance on how you can make learning to learn a success in your school. Here you will find much that will enable you to make your learning to learn work a success, including many training activities for staff.
Section 4: A learning to learn toolkit
Section 4 deals in detail with how you can develop your learners’ learning toolkit, and provides extensive practical strategies to help your learners get ready for learning, use appropriate habits of mind/skills and strategies for learning.
Getting ready for learning
Habits of mind and skills for learning
Strategies for learning
Section 5: Case studies of learning to learn in practice
This section presents a range of case studies showing how schools are tackling the learning to learn agenda. There is much in this section to inspire and encourage you to be bold with your learning to learn programme.
Section 6: Further reading and information
Section 6 outlines further reading and information about learning to learn, with details of the books and websites.
Print: A4 Ringbinder, 280 pages; Accompanying CD-ROM