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.