Developing the Independent Learner at Post 16 | Lighthouse Professional Development

Developing the Independent Learner at Post 16

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We ascribe a level of maturity and an ability to study
independently on students in the post-16 phase which they find
difficulty in attaining. For many students time management is
difficult and they lack the necessary skills to r esearch and plan
their work. Revision tends to lead to a lot of wasted energy.
Most students are unfamiliar with how their brain best works.
Students find AS – A2 challenging and find it equally hard to
settle into HE. Academic study at the highest level can be very
unsettling and a traumatic experience. It is little wonder that
retention rates are low and drop-out rates high in many FE and
HE institutions.
This training day will cover a range of strategies and approaches
that can be used to help engage students in their learning
and help them to become successful independent learners.
Planning, time management and research skills will also be
developed. If we develop students as independent learners
then they will be more successful and obtain far more fulfilment
from their courses.


9:30Arrival, registration and coffee13:00Restaurant Lunch


Defining independent learning and its challenges at Post 16

Strategies to develop the independent learner before Post 16


Learning to Learn, Accelerated Learning and Thinking Skills

Study and Revision Skills




Evaluation and close of course

11:45Strategies to develop the independent learner at Post 16  

Dave V

Dave Vizard - Following his long career as a teacher, middle leader and senior leader in schools, Dave Vizard became a freelance educational consultant specialising in Behaviour Management, Learning and Teaching and LSA training. 

He has worked with DfE on many occasions on behaviour initiatives, and was also a member of the writing team for the national Programme for Specialist Leaders of Behaviour and Attendance.

Dave continues to work with schools and colleges all over the UK, and regularly speaks and delivers seminars at conferences. He also works with a university in the south-west on their degree courses for LSAs.

He is the author of many books, his latest being Meeting the Needs of Disaffected Students and he edits Supporting Learning, a magazine for LSAs. Dave's wealth of experience in education results in realistic and practical training courses for Lighthouse, in an entertaining manner.

Suitable for: 
Senior/Secondary, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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