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1st Edition

Learning How to Learn
Tools for Schools

ISBN 9780415400268
Published November 30, 2006 by Routledge
112 Pages

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Book Description

Learning how to learn is an essential preparation for lifelong learning. This book offers a set of in-service resources to help teachers develop new classroom practices informed by sound research. It builds on previous work associated with ‘formative assessment’ or ‘assessment for learning’. However, it adds an important new dimension by taking account of the conditions within schools that are conducive to the promotion, in classrooms, of learning how to learn as an extension of assessment for learning. Among the materials included you will find:

  • an introductory in-service session
  • self-evaluation questionnaires
  • an action planning activity
  • workshops
  • tools for school development
  • a network mapping activity
  • guidance about different ways of using the resources
  • teachers descriptions of ways they have used of adapted them
  • references to further information and advice.

In addition, there is a support website and examples of how individual schools have used or adapted these materials to maximize their benefits.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. How to Use the Book  3. Introductory Materials  4. Pupil Perceptions: Finding Out about Pupils’ Beliefs about Learning  5. Self-Evaluation Questionnaires  6. Activities  7. Workshops on Practical Classroom Strategies and Underlying Conceptions of Learning  8. Activities for Teacher and School Development  9. Exploring Networking: Activity to Map and Explore Networking  10. Sources of Other Ideas – Annotated Reference Section

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'[This book] contains a set of extremely important, well researched and well tested in-service resources for primary and secondary school teachers on learning how to learn through assessment for learning...The book is strongly recommended for any teachers interested in improving their pupils' motivation, cooperation and understanding in the classroom. The writing is clear and jargon-free, the book's purpose and structure are always self-evident, and its four parts are packed with ideas, facts, examples, materials and workshop actiivities.' - British Journal of Educational Technology