Academic Task Force has an excellent course which has been used by many schools to boost student success. We have adapted our popular Study Skills program for Year 11 and 12 students specifically tailoring the Learning Skills program for students making the transition to secondary school. We do encourage schools to also invite parents to learn alongside their child. The Learning Skills program can help parents in supporting their child’s transition to high school.
The Learning Skills program is a six hour course that is presented by an experienced and motivating teacher. The emphasis is on active learning strategies and the program incorporates practical work for students. Students will receive a workbook they can keep to refer back to throughout their school year.
SAMPLE LEARNING SKILLS PROGRAMME
Session 1: Goal setting
Session 2: Time management
Time wasting/time saving strategies
Developing good study habits
Session 3: Learning Styles
Left and Right brain thinking
Session 4: Memory and learning techniques
How your brain works
Session 5: Speed reading techniques
SQ3R – Reading, note taking and studying strategies
Session 6: Active Learning
Listening and Note-taking skills
The content can be changed or modified to best suit the learning needs of your school’s students. You can chose to run the course over one day or over two half days. Small groups work best and we recommend a maximum of 25 students/group. This can be varied to meet specific requirements.