Show respect for me and each other: ◦ Of each other as different people ◦ As peers and co-members of a learning team ◦ Of our views and opinions ◦ Of our time ◦ Of our property
Come to class prepared: ◦ Prepared in mind and attitude ◦ With pre-learning or homework completed ◦ With necessary materials and resources
Do your best: ◦ In class ◦ With homework tasks ◦ In preparation for SACs and the Exam
Take responsibility for your own learning: ◦ Seek to become an independent learner ◦ Active participation in classes ◦ Take initiative when absent or classes are missed ◦ Seek help and extra assistance when needed
Work together as a learning community: ◦ Listen to each others’ ideas and viewpoints ◦ Be prepared to share your ideas ◦ Value the contributions of your peers ◦ Work together to help each other ◦ Understand that we’re all learners
I’ll show you respect as a person and as a learner. I’ll get to know you as a unique individual. I’ll do all I can to help you achieve your best throughout the year. I’ll challenge you to stretch and grow.
“An independent learner is someone who has found out enough about their subject requirements and their lecturers expectations so that they can plan their study effectively. It doesnt mean you cant ask for help, or that you are expected to know what to do the whole time. It does mean that you can draw on criteria for your decision-making, like how much reading you should do for a topic; what questions to ask; whether to spend another hour studying before bed.”
• Thinking outside the square• Being prepared to think differently to others• Thinking critically• Being reflective• Reading and considering others’ viewpoints but…• Developing your own interpretations and ideas