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Learning to Learn and Cooperative Learning

  • Cross Curricular Themes Learning Outcomes Framework
    Introduction to the Cross Curricular Theme
    A definition and description of the purpose of learning within the cross curricular theme:
    ​The aims of Learning to Learn are for learners to:
    • Focus on learning processes as well as final performances.
    • Hold a rich conception of learning and based on a personal conviction to manage own learning.
    • Acquire a wide range of strategies for learning.
    • Develop strategies to plan, monitor and review their own learning.
    • Become competent in self-assessment.
    Theme Learning Outcomes:
    Social Learning
    I can appreciate diverse viewpoints and personalities.
    I am confident in discussing my views with others.
    I can follow the ideas of others and comment on their views.
    I can follow group discussions and collaboration and summarise what is being said or done.
    I collaborate with other learners as part of my learning.
    I learn by designing products with others.
    I seek out and am open for guidance and support from peers and adults.
    I am able to talk with others about learning.
    I listen to others talk about learning.
    I can discuss various subjects and learning strategies with peers.
    I can debate and support my argument without being judgemental while still empathising with others. 
    I can learn about my needs to make the right choices. 

    Personal Learning
    I can identify the support and resources I need to learn.
    I am aware of my preferred way to learn and can use this to plan my own learning. 
    I manage goals and time efficiently in learning.
    I feel competent in managing my own learning. 
    I am open to feedback from others and am able to consider it for my personal improvement.
    I reorganise myself by explicitly changing my assumptions over time. 
    I am able to follow my own interests as this helps me to reflect on 'who I am'.
    I am pleased when I succeed at difficult tasks.
    I believe that effort can lead to success. 
    I reflect on my mistakes and learn from them.

    Cognitive Learning
    I am able to remember by recalling, recognising and locating information.
    I am able to link new information to my existing knowledge.
    I am able to analyse information that I come across.
    I evaluate knowledge in terms of my learning objectives and my preferred way of learning. 
    I am able to solve problems on my own and in collaboration with others. 
    I am able to assess myself as this helps me to understand what I know and who I am. 
    I assess myself to analyse and further develop my ideas. 
    I assess my peers to compare what I know to what others know, gaining knowledge of what mental models others hold of a particular concept and how these mental models can evolve for understanding to happen. 
    I am able to focus on the main subject and summarise important points.
    I am able to apply my knowledge and understanding in differing contexts.
    I can manage my own learning to improve important skills including literacy and numeracy skills.
    I understand that learning involves different processes.

    Creative Learning
    I take initiative in designing new products.
    I am able to think about new ways of making good use of objects.  
    I am able use my imagination and creativity.
    I prefer to move on to challenging tasks rather than stay on easy ones.
    I am able to face new, challenging experiences and learn from them.
    I learn by exploring events, life experiences and the physical environment.
    I am able to engage in unplanned spontaneous play.
    I am able to engage in planned, purposeful play.
    I understand that I can improve and learn and that if I am stuck I can think upon my difficulties, solve my problems and move forward.