Structural Learning is a Cross-Curricular cognitive strategy that helps pupils
organise their ideas and think critically. Find out how this new concept
enhances thinking, reading and writing.
Problem: Everyday in our classrooms, learners are bombarded with information. This information does not always fit neatly together into well-organised mental packages ready for recall. Memory and cognition do not work like this, thinking is hard work and sometimes we need an extra bit of help to understand the key ideas.
Solution: Structural Learning is the Mental Scaffolding your students need to build lasting, conceptual knowledge. It's cross-curricular, cross-phase and works out of the box.
How could your learners use it?
This powerpoint will help you explain the concept and the professional development opportunities to your colleagues. Engage your staff in a fascinating research journey where the process of learning is put under the microscope.
Develop the 'Expert-Like' thinking and talking that leads to deeper comprehension.
Enhance your learner's ability to use language and communicate their ideas.
"Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved."
"We use the bricks regularly in English to support the teaching and learning of phonics. The children find it easy to put the bricks together and build words."
"Results clearly show a higher percentage of childrens progress being recorded as 'Better Than Expected'."
Over the last year we have been implementing Structural Learning in Schools around the world.
The early results are very positive and we have learnt a lot about where this new tool adds the most value.
Teachers love the flexibility and the engagement they get from their students.
On the 1st March 2014 I suffered a brain haemorrhage. This event was to change the direction I wanted my life to take. The immediate consequences were quite severe and after a spell in hospital it was time to return home. Cognitions I had taken for granted like problem solving and planning had been vastly affected. This tool started life as a rehabilitation aid, I quickly saw the potential for broader scaffolding processes.
This project puts the process of learning under the microscope and gives teachers the tools they need to embrace educational evidence. Our students will need to fulfill their potential in an increasingly complex world.