Year 8 Learning@Loreto

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Year 8 Learning@Loreto

  1. 1. Learning @ Loreto Year 8Mrs Denise HillierDean of Learning Year 7 – 9Email:learning@loretonh.nsw.edu.au
  2. 2. General Learning Skill Development Across theYear During Year 8 teachers will be developing our students’ skills in the following areas:  Note Taking  Collaboration  Critical Thinking/Analysis  Judicious use of the internet as a research tool  Scan and Skim Reading  Analysing Errors  Examining perspectives  Bibliography and Referencing  Deconstructing Questions/Problems
  3. 3. The 4 C’s of 21st Century LearningCollaboration
  4. 4. Communication, using 21st century tools
  5. 5. Creativity
  6. 6. Critical Thinking
  7. 7. Some Key Terms your daughter will encounter this yearCompare Show how things are similar or differentEvaluate Make a judgement based on criteria;determine the value ofInvestigate Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions aboutJustify Support an argument or conclusionThe full glossary appears on page 41 of the StudentHandbook
  8. 8. Homewor k 2 or 2½ hours a night, five times a week Develop a routine No such thing as “I don’t have any homework” Revising Memorising (still necessary) Preparing Summaries Reading different text types (not just novels) Mark and correct errors in Maths Watch the news Good thinking is not necessarily pretty – real learning is often messy
  9. 9. Learning Tips for Students in Year 8  Ask thoughtful questions and listen to the answers  Read widely, including non-fiction (the news!)  Request help early, not last minute  In assignments and tests, keep checking that you are answering the question, not just filling space  Efficiently manage time – ask your Advisor for tips  Use the marking guideline, it works  Concentrate on the concept, not the marks  Get some good learning friends, who motivate one another
  10. 10. How can a parent help ? Assist your daughter to organise herself to meet deadlines Model curiosity and a thirst for learning Encourage her to accept offers of help from her teacher Discourage plagiarism and procrastination Read drafts to help identify problems but don’t solve them Discuss world events, suggest alternate viewpoints Encourage your daughter to tell her teacher about difficulties Send her to bed if she is over-tired, write a note in her diary

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