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.
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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 13 November 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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