Adolescent Learning Strategies

2441 Words Jul 11th, 2018 10 Pages
I believe that every individual responds to learning in different ways and retains, develops and applies knowledge and information using methods that are specific to them and their abilities. I believe that these strategies evolve from personal development and are preferences that have emerged from previous success. Although, whilst we might prefer to be taught or to learn in a specific style I do not think students are unreceptive to other methods and if information can be presented in a variety of forms, is relevant and engaging, any person, of any ability will be able to learn. However, this idea has been debated on numerous occasions, and psychologists and professionals continually disagree over the relevance and need to identify and …show more content…
Guy Claxton alternatively promotes thinking and study skills, and that by promoting the ability to be resourceful, imaginative, self disciplined and self-aware, collaborative and inquisitive within classrooms, adolescents will be better prepared for their futures and retain the capacity to learn. Claxton believes that students who are more confident of their own learning ability learn faster and learn better, they concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable (Claxton 2010). His theories illustrate that be providing adolescents with the opportunities to experience these qualities at school and use them as strategies to learn they can be encouraged to develop and succeed. For example, by using a range of assessment for learning tasks, pupils can be taught to be self reflective, to accept constructive criticism and understand how to set themselves goals to further their achievements. By encouraging students to take risks and experiment and to accept and learn from their failures adolescents can be taught to embrace uncertainty. Therefore by installing, developing and consistently drawing on these thinking skills adolescents can be encouraged to use them as strategies to learn, to reflect on what they’ve they done so they can improve, to be receptive to advice and to have the
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