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We believe that people learn in different ways and we also recognise the need to develop specific strategies that allow all students to learn in ways that best suit them.
The main styles recognised are linguistics, logical/mathematical, kinaesthetic, visual/spatial, musical, interpersonal/group working, and interpersonal/reflective. We take into account these forms of intelligence when planning teaching and considering learning styles.
We offer opportunities for students to learn in different ways. These include:
Creative activities - Whole college work - Group work - Paired work • Questioning - Use of ICT - Using media resources and responding to visual/ auditory recordings - Debates, role plays and oral presentations - Field work and visits to places of educational interest - Research and finding out - Designing and making things - Participation in physical activity - Independent work - Investigation and problem solving - Reflecting on what has been learned
We encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, to be involved as far as possible in reviewing the way they learn and to reflect on how they learn – what helps them learn and what makes it difficult for them to learn. Self review and peer review strategies are used as well as planned plenaries at the end of lessons to review the key learning aims, targets and objectives and to assess the level of understanding - this is Assessment for Learning [AfL].