This teacher-friendly book focuses on how secondary students learn and how those in different roles in schools can promote their learning.
The Learner and Learning
Schools exist to promote young people's learning. This book explores how young people can become more effective learners and how schools can promote more effective learning. This chapter focuses on young people as learners and sets the scene for the book by exploring what is meant by learning and by examining some different models of learning. We draw on the fast-expanding field of theory and research into learning to consider how young people can become effective learners.
We introduce some themes that will be developed further throughout the book. We consider which of three models of learning is most likely to promote effective learning. We describe effective learners as active, responsible and collaborative in their learning, and able to ...