Learn 2 Learn
‘In a rapidly changing and uncertain world learning to learn has
to be the most important element of the curriculum’
Bill Lucas, former Chief Executive of the Campaign for Learning
In addition to teaching pupils curriculum content, we
can teach them strategies and approaches for more
Teaching pupils how to learn helps pupils develop
transferrable skills which will contribute to lifelong
It can help develop positive attitudes to the learning
process; it can improve motivation; and it can
promote adaptability and flexibility in pupils’
approaches and create and nurture in them the
disposition to reason in a considered and measured
Learning to Learn
In a nutshell...
Being explicit in how learners are learning.
Giving opportunities for learners to
practise how they are learning.
In planning... Add how
they will be learning
Eg- Learning objectiveTo develop forehand skills in tennis
How?- a) using demonstration and
Accelerated Learning in the Classroom by Alistair Smith
Accelerated Learning in Practice by Alistair Smith
The Learning to Learn Toolkit Brin Best
L2L at CT
• Yr 7 QV programme.
• One 2 hour lesson per week following a rotation of
citizenship/RS /numeracy modules.
• Each with a ‘learning’ focus
So far… Learning styles…VAK Smarts-multiple
intelligences and how to use preferences to ‘best’ learn.
…Group work- learning about how to structure effective
group work-roles, cooperative working, steps to success.
…next – Presentation skills -
The 5 Rs of
5 Cs of Group Roles
Groupwork -steps to success
• Clarify the task
• Agree the
• Create ideas
•Keep on task communicate
• Finish on time
• Check progress
1. How to be a great learner
Your Brain is more powerful than all of the
computers on earth combined!
Learn how your brain works and how it
can help you to become a great learner.
Pupils can benefit from understanding their individual preferred learning styles
(particularly Visual/Auditory/Kinetic). Multiple intelligences SMARTS
2. Self Manager
Anyone who has never made a
mistake has never tried anything
- Albert Einstein
Learn how to investigate new things
This is a hands on activity where you will
learn how to investigate through a
cycle of planning, development, evaluation
4. Thinking skills
Develop critical thinking skills
You will learn how to think creatively by
generating and exploring ideas, making
original connections. You will look at how to
tackle problems finding imaginative solutions
T.E.A.M = Together everyone achieves
Take part in fun team activities. Learn
how to work together as a team through
a series of fun challenges. Reflect on
your strengths and weaknesses and
know how you can contribute
effectively within a group situation.
For staff to be aware of the
• Transferrable skills
• Common language
talk to the students about how they are