What is Independent Learning?
Independent learning is a study method. The child has no support from adults or supervisors. They learn to recognise what information is important to them. Developing independent learning is a valuable skill. Not just in early school years but also for later working life.
Develop independent learning skills
‘Who’s in the driving seat’?
We created Who’s in the Driving Seat to develop independent learning skills. The course supports the teaching practitioner to consider how to help a child. To gain a greater level of independent learning, but also the effectiveness of current interventions. Creating an understanding for everyone in maximising independence.
What are the benefits?
- Approaches form part of the professional’s ongoing professional development.
- Addresses the core purpose of the supporting practitioner.
- Enables a consistent whole school or specialist service approach.
- Targets strategies to maximise the child’s independence.
- Adaptable product resources.
The pack contains the resources you need, following a simple structured approach.
A training plan of the initial concept to for you to present to staff. Providing the opportunity to self-reflect and plan. Creating the most effective way to support to maximise the child’s independence.
Further resources and activities help the professional determine the correct level of intervention. How to work with the child to define the support he or she requires to move towards independence in school.
We provide a set of tools to help the professional communicate this knowledge. Shared with not just class teachers, but lunchtime supervisors and classroom assistants too. To make sure you consider interventions in a targeted way.
“Who’s in the Driving Seat offers a very good insight. Letting children be in the driving seat of their own learning. Excellent ideas for not only giving the child a voice, but also for self reﬂection by professionals.”
“Love the snapshot approaches to recording targets. Can adapt materials for various ages.”
“Raises lots of valuable points. Gave very effective realistic suggestions to support learning.”
“A complex concept presented in a clear manner.”
“Really wonderfully done. Enjoyed using all the activities and materials. Have been able to spend time in meaningful thinking around the children that I serve.” – Teachers of VI, Scotland