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Effective Learning

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For a young person to have a successful career at school and become a lifelong learner it is essential that they develop the skills to learn effectively. This timely book looks at ways in which teachers can identify and deal with barriers to learning and suggests strategies which motivate young people to develop an interest in their own learning.

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Overview

For a young person to have a successful career at school and become a lifelong learner it is essential that they develop the skills to learn effectively. This timely book looks at ways in which teachers can identify and deal with barriers to learning and suggests strategies which motivate young people to develop an interest in their own learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847065322
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/10/2009
  • Series: Ideas In Action Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A teacher and university lecturer for many years, Dr Gavin Reid is an Educational Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada, a consultant with the Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) in Kuwait, and a Director of the Red Rose School for Children with Dyslexia in Lancashire, UK. He is a prolific author, international consultant and trainer and has held seminars on effective learning in over 50 countries worldwide.

Shannon Green is an Orton-Gillingham (OG) Trainer for the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors (CATT) in British Columbia (BC), Canada and the OG trainer for the Centre for Child Evaluation and Training (CCET) in Kuwait. Shannon is the co-founder of a Learning Center in BC, Canada, and co-author of three books on dyslexia and ideas for learning.

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Table of Contents

Contents
1.Identifying and dealing with Barriers to Learning
- Layout of the classroom
- Use Scaffolds
- Make Connections
2. Learning to Learn
- Introduce a metacognitive cycle
- Develop independent learning
- Help students identify their learning style
- Identifying learning style through observation
- Recognise the importance of attribution theory
- Stress proof the student
- Develop cooperative and collaborative learning
3.Memory
- Do not overload
- Prioritise
- Organising information
- Use Headings and Sub-headings
- Chunk
- Make connections
- Re-enact
- Discuss
- The 5 R’s – recognise, revise, review, recall, reflect
4. Motivation
- Stimulate to motivate
- Locus of control
- Make individual education plans motivating
- Make motivation intrinsic
- Encourage creativity
5. Reading and Creative Writing
- practice blending sounds
- encourage inferential reading
- encourage critical comprehension in reading
- encourage creative thinking
- develop reading goals
- selecting books for students
- use art and visuals for creative writing
- use prompts for creative writing
- provide a comfortable place for students to read
- expand vocabulary
- creating and using a personal word bank
6. Successful Learning
- Use peer interaction to develop learning competencies
- Time management
- Maths Strategies
- Use multiple intelligences
7. Whole school approaches
- Promote emotional literacy
- Becoming emotionally prepared for the task
- De-stress the school
- Prioritise effective learning through staff development

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