Monday, August 17, 2015

Pupils' Perspective on Learning

Today I met with our Trusted Trekkers. This group of children are our senior leaders in the school and have earned the right through displaying our school values to be recognised as Trusted Trekkers. I was very interested to know what assists their learning. They provided the following responses:
  • working in a group
  • being able to work alone
  • having a quiet space
  • being shown an example
  • hearing it, seeing it (pictures, books)
  • teachers showing us different strategies
  • computers and apps
  • having access to dictionaries
  • knowing a teacher is there to help

It is important that children know what assists their learning, and they also view themselves as active participants in the learning process. This is acknowledged in the NZ Curriculum 'Learning to Learn' principle (p 9); "The curriculum encourages all students to reflect on their own learning processes and to learn how to learn."
The Learn Create Share model provides multiple opportunities to engage and motivate our children as they become active participants in the learning process.


  1. What a fantastic checklist for me to keep referring to. I like that you are reflecting on strategies that assist your learning Trekkers, as teachers we always love getting feedback. I am going to ensure there are little quiet spaces in my classroom for people who choose this option. Thanks for your ideas!

  2. A great way to reflect on learning at Hornby Primary, ask the learners. The variety of opportunities to work in different spaces has come through very strongly and Heather it is a good reminder to offer quiet (cave) spaces within a busy learning environment to cater for all learners. No matter how our spaces and tools change it is also a valuable statement that the learners know that the teachers are there to help them.


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