One of the most desirable things a teacher could wish for is to have a classroom of students that are very skilled in effective, independent learning. Typically teachers like to see students: demonstrate high levels of self-control and focus when learning; be able to take good notes and summarise information well; be able to review their learning effectively and monitor their own learning.
This program provides a complete set of lessons to build student learning skills, including Notetaking, Summarising, Memory & Review strategies in very novel ways. It is not a one off presentation, but a comprehensive, evidence based process that will make it explicit what great study and revision looks like, feels like and sounds like.
This course uses the work of John Hattie, Robert Marzano, Eric Jensen, Carol Dweck, Dylan Wiliam and Judy Willis to name a few, as its foundation. It identifies essential skills and makes available resources that guide teachers as they work with their students.
An evidence based program designed to enhance classroom learning & complement Special Ed., Home-group or Pastoral-care programs.
This course is run as a practical full day hands on workshop starting with defining a compelling objective and exploring a solution that may suite. In this format attendees will have opportunities to see real students' work laid out in the room and via classroom videos. During the day several mini-tasks will give attendees the opportunity to practice, think about and rate the effectiveness of each skill. The course is paced in a way to allow attendees to understand the research behind the concepts, ask questions about them and take notes to result in an enjoyable and fulfilling day.
This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.
There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (VIC) at this time.
In this session we explore three critical concepts: Our students future outlook, the role of smart learning and the building of student motivation.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion.
This session proposes a set of motivational, organisational and learning skills to set the foundation on which higher level learning scenarios can be built on.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion
This session outlines several ways these student learning skills can be explicitly taught and implicitly monitored in class. Videos of students taking part in a scaffolded delivery process will be viewed and discussed.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion
This session will explore Summarising Skills with attendees trialling the process with the materials provided.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion - Task 1 & 2
This session will explore Association (Memory) Skills with attendees trialling the process with the materials provided.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion - Task 3
This session will explore Review Skills with attendees trialling the process with the materials provided.
- Videos, Notetaking, Discussion - Task 4
This session will be an open-ended session with solo-thinking, group discussions and oppurtunities to clarify any questions attendees may have. Requests for follow-up will be noted and the course certificates will be passed on.
- Self-Reflection, QA, Follow-up discussion, Resources
Attendees do not need to bring anything. During the course we will be modelling each of the learning strategies covered in the course using a ‘special stationary pack’, which will be supplied as part of the course. The course will provide research documentation for background reading and in order to start using the concepts with students immediately, attendees will be provided with reproducible documents in paper and electronic formats.
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It was a very productive, practical course. Very interesting as well. Just wish it was longer.
Good valuable information about teaching students study skills. Excellent resources to take away.
Relevant content – well presented. Evidence based.
So many interesting ideas to digest. Thank you so much.
Very informative, complemented what I already learnt about the MOSART program.
Great material as stimulus material.
Very informed and well researched.
Very good practical ideas. Clear examples.
Excellent content. Thank you
Lots of usable ideas. Will change my teaching
Interesting, moved at a good pace – plenty of ideas and stimulus – though provoking. Thanks Shefik, much appreciated.
- Very informative
- Good study techniques
Very practical, informative, inspiring.
- Embedded in research
- Absolutely useful
- A small group
Engaging and relevant. Well paced, offered many practical ideas.
Fantastic course. Presentation great. Extremely informative. Shef has great people skills.
Presenter was engaging, knew his material and provided information in a variety of formats including written handouts, powerpoint, videos (very help demos), and hands-on practice exercises.
A very interesting introduction to the concept of MOSART – very relevant to our students' learning needs. Loved the prices – it was fun at the same time as informative.
Shef graduated as a Computer Systems Engineer in 1990 and completed a Diploma of Education in 1992, both from Monash University. For the last 20 years he has built up experience in both the business and education profession. His passion for teaching was so great that he left his technical careers completely to devote himself wholeheartedly to education. For the last 14 years he has taught classes in ICT, Maths and Science subjects for students in P-12 and mature age students in our TAFE system.
Finding secondary education to be the most exciting place to trial teaching best practices, he has completely devoted himself to contribute in this area working as a science teacher and student mentor for learning skills. Over the past two years he has taken up the role of professional development coach for a multi-campus independent school. Shef has recently completed his Masters of Education by Research at Monash University on factors effecting student achievement.