What influences learner outcomes?

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The Learner
 

The Teacher

The Classroom

Join the dots to improve learner outcomes
Schools are a platform to a students' life, and your role as a teacher is to guide your students to success.

At Pearson, our dream is to help people progress in life through learning, and in the 21st century, we are living longer and technology is becoming more important to work, education and all aspects of life. This shift in lifestyle makes it clear that one this is important, and that is developing the skills in students to enable them to become lifelong learners, capable of learning, and growing on their own.

What skills are you fostering and developing in your teachers and students, to enable lifelong learning and success?

We can help you to join the dots to improve learner outcomes.

Improving learning outcomes and fostering skills for lifelong learning can be broken down into three key areas, the teacher, the learner and the classroom.

These three key areas are opportunities to improve learner outcomes at your school. We can start the journey to whole school improvement, by influencing or improving one area, and making teachers aware of how these key areas impact upon a learner, and learner outcomes.
 
Below we explore these areas in more detail
 
The Teacher, The Learner and The Classroom
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Thinking skills, Learning Skills and Social-Emotional Skills

The Learner

 
Australian educators are faced with a changing landscape: the explosion of information available and the pace of change today mean that for students to thrive in the 21st century, success will be defined not by what students know but by the quality of their thinking and their capacity to learn. While as Educators, it is our responsibility to deliver core content, it is the way that students interact with that content, their ability to learn, that will define the quality of their education and prepare them best for successful adult life.

For a learner to succeed we must attend to the needs of the learner - the standard of learning leadership they are exposed to, the social and emotional wellbeing of the whole child and the explicit development of thinking skills - all critical to improving learning outcomes.
 

What are we talking about?

Learning behaviours such as the ability to focus, the ability to organise yourself and communicate your ideas, the ability to ask questions and think critically, the ability to regulate your emotions and relate well to other people are all a part of what makes a student ready for learning.
Engage your students


Let's focus on working memory.

Working memory is the ability to hold information in our minds, keeping it active for a short span of time, so that we can use it in our thinking. It is what allows us to represent ideas in mind, organise our thoughts, plan our actions and complete a task. All of us have working memory limits but when capacity is particularly constrained, information is more readily lost, our attention, learning and productivity is affected.

 
Download the working memory resource kit before 30 September 2015 to go in the draw to win a personalised working memory workshop for your school or school cluster worth $1500.
 
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The Teacher


"The evidence from many decades of research on what really enhances student learning…points to solutions such as improving teacher and school leader expertise." Professor John Hattie, The Politics of Distraction

We believe in the importance of developing 21st century skills in students, and believe this has to start with teachers. What is the best way to teach learning skills such as collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity in students?

"Children grow into the intellectual life of those around them" Vygotsky on the Zone of Proximal Development


If a teacher can’t think critically, how can they teach others to think critically? The first step has got to be developing these skills in teachers.

Pearson brings its expertise in the talent development space to education, assisting schools with employee attraction, selection and development, to enhance teacher and school leader expertise.

Download the Talent Resource Kit before 30 September 2015 and go in the draw to win a team building session based on the Golden Personality Type Profiler after March 2016 for up to 30 teachers/staff at your school worth $4500.00.
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This workshop helps you:

  • Create a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences in others
  • Take the first step to creating a collaborative culture
  • Gain a better appreciation of team members’ personal styles, talents and growth opportunities
  • Build greater synergy between people
  • Resolve interpersonal conflict and improve relationships
  • Learn how to effectively interact with team members and your manager
     
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Benchmark students in order to help those falling behind

The Classroom


When we talk about the classroom we are talking about the core subjects that are taught, the materials, textbooks and curriculum.

Pearson help you to teach and guide learning in the core subjects in your classrooms, by providing teaching and learning materials that:

  • Help to scaffold acquired knowledge,
  • Benchmark students in order to help those falling behind,Help to scaffold acquired knowledge,
  • Provide intervention, enabling students to catch up and master skills they were struggling with, and
  • are being developed on new digital platforms, helping students to become competent synthesising information through the use of different types of media.