Award in Learning to Learn
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Managing study and approaches
to learning
M/503/4437
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What you will cover in this unit:
understand the demands of the course and
the possible progression opportunities on
completion
 understand how using self and peer
assessment strategies can improve your
learning
 understand how collaborative learning can
help to improve learning and thinking
 demonstrate how to use technology to help
improve learning.
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The demands of the Traineeship
programme
what’s the purpose of following this
programme of study?
 what will you achieve by studying it?
 where will this training programme lead you?
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The demands of the Traineeship
programme
time scale
 attendance
 self study requirements
 deadlines
 personal attributes.
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Skills, goals and challenges
what skills do you need to complete this
course?
 what are your goals?
 what personal challenges might occur that
can affect your study or success?
 how can you overcome the challenges?
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Good quality, helpful feedback
what is good quality feedback?
 how helpful are the comments?
 which are the most/least helpful?
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Good quality, helpful feedback:
needs to be prompt and regular
 lets you know your strengths and weaknesses
 provides strategies for improvement
 will be comments – not grades or marks
 needs to be positive
 encourages you to think about how to
improve.
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How can self assessment improve
your work?
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consider the following template:
Criteria
Selfassessment
ticks
Teacher assessment
Are you good at working
in a group?
Do you support other
group members?
Do you encourage group
members to join in?
Do you listen to the points
being made by others?
Do you stay focused on
the task when working in
a group?
Improvements needed?
Targets:
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How can peer assessment improve
your work?
complete the chart for a member of your
Group
work
Successful
Explain how they did it
group
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(tick)
Used appropriate language
Justified their point of view
Listened to what others
had to say
Responded appropriately to
other points of view
Stayed focused on the task
Improvements needed?
Targets for future work?
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Using feedback to improve
performance
Feedback received
This is what I did
I would have liked
to do this, but
didn’t manage it
I’ll do this next time
Two strengths
shown during the
task
Two areas that
could be improved
in future work
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Collaborative learning – what is it?
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‘a situation in which two or more people learn
or attempt to learn something together’
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‘when groups of students work together to
search for understanding, meaning, or
solutions’
Have you worked collaboratively?
can you think of an example where you have
been involved in collaborative learning?
 was it successful?
 what made it succeed or fail?
 share your experience with a partner.
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Key characteristics of collaborative
learning
you can encourage one another
 you can learn how to depend on each other
 you can learn the art of cooperation
 other teammates can contribute to the goal
 the workload is shared
 you can learn from others, eg their approaches
to the task.
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Is the collaborative learning
successful?
work in groups of 4
 compare your notes and discuss your views.
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Groups
ICT group
Ground
rules
Card
activity
Successful (or not)
Reasons:
Collaborative task
Working in groups of 4, read through the
collaborative task:
 you will need to read through the CVs
 make notes on each applicant and their
suitability
 can you agree on who you would appoint?
Peer assessment of the task
reflect on the task you have completed - how
did your group members do?
 complete a peer assessment form for each
member of your group
 in your group discuss the feedback
 do you all agree with the observations made?
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Evaluating your performance as
a collaborative learner
complete the self evaluation form as honestly
as you can
 how well did you do as a collaborative
learner?
 what could you do to improve?
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Research task: using technology for
learning
work in pairs to research how technology can
be used to improve learning
 use available technology for your research
 present your findings using PowerPoint/Prezi
 produce a 500 word report on the importance
of using technology for learning.
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Technology for learning
understanding of the information found by
reading and summarising in own words
 use technology of their choice to support
their own learning and explain how it
supports learning.
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