Creating a Learning to Learn School: Research and Practice for Raising Standards, Motivation and Morale: Research

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Creating a learning to learn school is a book for heads, senior managers and teachers interested in developing better schools, classrooms and learners. It is based on two years of ground-breaking research in 25 schools by over 100 teachers and many thousands of pupils. The research explored a variety of approaches to teaching pupils how they learn and evaluated the impact on standards, pupil motivation and teacher morale. Creating a learning to learn school sets out: - what we mean by 'learning to learn' - why 'learning to learn' is important today - the implications of 'learning to learn' for the government's educational reforms - the findings from the 'learning to learn' research project - how heads and teachers can develop 'learning to learn' in their own schools and classrooms Throughout the book, case studies based on the research projects and findings of individual schools are included, along with resources for auditing and developing 'learning to learn' in your school and helpful summaries of key research and the different approaches that make up 'learning to learn'. The r esearch findings themselves in Chapter 5 are presented as photocopiable sheets for use in staff INSET as are the audit questionnaires. Also included is a poster for use in classrooms setting what is involved in 'learning to learn'.