These pockets of learning are designed to be used separately as well as part of a series that will work together to enrich a young person's learning. The experience will also enhance the view they have of themselves and improve their understanding of how their mind works. With Learning Pockets UK you can choose which pocket or series of pockets are appropriate, in order to open doors in the young person's mind that will help maximise their attainment.
Opportunities for success that are transferable into the classroom. Enrichment Series learning pockets take approximately 2 hrs to complete.
A Pocketful of Science
A Pocketful of Philosophy
A Pocketful of Memory
A Pocketful of Choices
OUR LEARNING POCKETS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Many children and young people do not reach their full potential in school due to not understanding the learning process or their personal role in it. Others work hard to access the learning but still struggle because it is not being taught in a way that inspires them personally. Current understanding about the brain now allows us to teach children and young people how to have a ‘growth’ mindset and gain the confidence needed to engage in a more meaningful way with education. The Learning Pockets for Children and Young People are all designed to help them become more confident learners, achieve greater self-esteem, and experience success.
A Pocketful of Learning Looking at brain structure (in simple terms), so as to understand the learning process, before analysing the individual’s own learning preferences so that they can engage with their education in a more informed and confident way.
A Pocketful of Intelligence Considering the meaning of the word Intelligence, as well as looking at historical and current thinking about how it is displayed, before analysing the individual’s own ways of being intelligent in order to gain confidence in their ability to succeed.
A Pocketful of Brain-Power Appreciating the unique thinking ability of the human brain in comparison to other living things, and taking personal responsibility for its healthy development through a range of lifestyle choices that enhance brain-power and boost confidence.
A Pocketful of Challenge Understanding a personal learner’s profile and grasping some key phrases designed to get effective support when needed, before looking at the importance of staying in the ‘challenging zone’ and using mental strategies that will help promote continuous learning.
A Pocketful of Engagement Reviewing the range of ways in which people approach learning and the application of their intelligence, before considering the need for a positive attitude towards ‘difference’ in the classroom to maintain purposeful engagement.
A Pocketful of Knowledge Recalling how learning actually takes place and the impact this has in the classroom, before considering the individual’s responses to learning situations and taking positive steps to raise attainment by knowing how their brain functions best.
A Pocketful of Potential Discovering what potential means and how that applies to the individual, thinking about future goals (including possible career paths) and how to achieve them, as well as learning how to handle stressful situations along the way.
A Pocketful of Study-Skills Thinking about ways of personally consolidating information gained in the classroom so as to create more effective memory traces for learning, and introducing a range of techniques for effective re-call of that learning for assessment later.
A Pocketful of Science Taking some of the more difficult concepts in Science and making them accessible through visual and hands-on activities (not experiments) that involve the learner, thus enhancing understanding and recall to support attainment in the curriculum.
A Pocketful of Philosophy An introduction to Philosophy including what the word means, and how philosophers think, followed by learning the agreed conventions for participation before experiencing a range of ways in which to share thoughts in a safe and supportive environment where everyone’s ideas are valid and respected.
A Pocketful of Choices Understanding the teenage brain and the opportunities it presents, whilst making choices based on self-knowledge, (including individual strengths and possible effective team roles), for making informed decisions about possible academic and career options.