Unit 5 Expectations as the key to effective teaching and learning
Research has shown that how a teacher perceives a child as a learner can have very significant impact on the child’s success as a learner, both negatively and positively. This unit explores how to develop a supportive environment and encourages the use of more positive ways of interaction within the classroom, such as using praise and encouragement which is appropriate to each child’s stage of development. It stresses the importance of keeping an open mind rather than closing down the options on a child’s and being prejudiced against a child because they come from a certain part of town or are from a certain family or look a certain way.
Unit 6/7 Building successful communities of learning (double TDU)
This unit explores different strategies to help children participate more actively in their learning. The emphasis is on building a supportive environment where children can feel safe in taking risks in their learning and are not ridiculed if they do not understand. Using group work in different ways to engage the pupils intellectually, socially and emotionally is a major focus of this unit.
Unit 8 Celebrating learning success
Celebrating children’s success in learning can have a significant impact on the child’s perception of themself as a learner and make the difference between success and failure. The unit, therefore, explores how ways, such as displaying and talking with children about their work, helping them develop their skills of learning, solving problems and participating in discussions will help build the child’s confidence and self esteem as a learner.