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FutureLearn

Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School

University of Reading via FutureLearn

Overview

Improve the support you provide for children’s learning in primary school

Giving children in primary school the right support is vital.

On this course you’ll hear from education experts, school staff and school children who provide insight into how children learn, the learning environment, and communicating in school.

You’ll explore some of the theories underlying people’s behaviour that could impact learning in school, and you’ll reflect on your own experiences in the classroom to help build on your confidence and working practices.

By the end of the course you’ll be better equipped to improve the support you provide in the education of children.

Hear from our course team

You can take this course at any time. However, if you’d like to engage with the course team, the Educator and mentors will be joining the course discussions during the following dates:

29 March 2021 – 25 April 2021
19 July 2021 – 15 August 2021
25 October 2021 – 21 November 2021

This course is for teaching assistants and support staff in early years and primary school. It will also be of interest to teachers returning to work, newly qualified teachers, as well as providing a refresher for current teachers. Parents of children in schools may also find this course useful in helping them to support and encourage their children’s learning.

This course focusses on teaching and learning in primary schools. If you work in a secondary school, you may like to join: Supporting Successful Learning in Secondary Schools.

Taught by

Helen Bilton

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Reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I have learnt so much and very glad I was recommended to do the course. Once I started I was hooked. My job (working with children.) is very passionate to me. This course has allowed me to broaden my already experience with the line of work I do....
  • Anonymous
    I found this course to be very informative and I’m hoping to put the content into practice. I am a TA and I’m brushing up on my skills.
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    Anonymous completed this course.

    A first class course informative, challenging and inspiring. I really feel this course has inspired me to face challenges head on, knowledge is key to success and now I feel ready to go. I have been a ta for many years and perhaps in some aspects I felt...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed learning about this course. I found it very informative with helpful tips and easy to understand. For example good tips on how to be a good listener, what types of questions to ask to encourage children to learn, and how to make the...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course was well structured and started by encouraging me to think about what I believe education is and then lead me on a journey during which I discovered my own unconscious-bias and elements of rigid thinking. I loved the vital experiential exercise...
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    Mel Nieuwenhuys completed this course.

    The course was well structured and started by encouraging me to think about what I believe education is, then lead me on a journey during which I discovered my own unconscious-bias and elements of rigid thinking. I loved the vital experiential exercise...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    As a practitioner in a school setting , the scope for enhancing the teacher /pupil relationship is advancing with forward thinking. This is very different to old style teaching ideals and methods of the past . These were so restrictive and quite damaging...
  • Anonymous
    Absolutely fantastic in every way - so brilliant that this is a free course, as I really think it’s as excellent as any learning you would pay for. From the flexibility to learn at your own pace, to the helpful comments, resources, ideas and exercises from the course tutor and others, I cannot praise enough the people behind and involved in creating this course. I loved the sections on outdoor learning; on children’s vocabulary, reading and writing; and on effective communication, listening and questioning when working with children. I would highly recommend this course to everyone working with children, teachers, families and in all childcare, development, education and play settings.
  • Aikaterini Pelentridou

    Aikaterini Pelentridou completed this course.

    I enjoyed every step of the course. It was really helpful that was included every type of information as videos from other teachers, articles, small practical tasks and the comments of different people and all together put a different piece on the teaching jigsaw. Look forward for the next one. Thank you
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    As a free online resource (though if you wish for a certificate or unlimited access, you will have to pay) this course has really impressed me and went above what I thought it might initially offer. It has helped me learn about supporting children in...
  • Anonymous
    Excellent introductory course to the subject. Lots of great resources to access and activities to do.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It’s a nice course gives you an insight into many things one is unaware of. And can apply many things practically in our day to day routine. Either at home or in school knowingly or unknowingly.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I can't recommend this course enough. I've never done a course like this before and wasn't expecting a great deal, as it was free, but it was fantastic. There was a great mix of really interesting teaching materials, including videos and articles to read...
  • Anonymous
    This course has been very informative. I have been a Teaching Assistant for over twenty years, so it was nice to see how much I do know about how the children learn. I found all the articles very interesting and really enjoyed doing the course. I have now got a lot of tools I can use in the classroom. It made me think how I communicate with the children and the levels of questions I use. The one quote I will take with me is. If you want interesting answers ask interesting questions.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It was a very good course, well set and really well structured. Moving from insight about our thoughts and biases to our attitudes towards others. Activities were well balanced varying from articles to read, videos and use of tools on line such as https://www.mentimeter.com/...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this particular course quite relevant to my current position as a Learning Support Officer in a classroom. There were elements I found surprising but quite a few elements that I will definitely take away with me and try and implement in my daily practice. There are also elements that I want to share with my colleagues as I thought they were really great.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is has been a very interesting and useful course for me and I enjoyed completing it. I have learnt so many new things about so many different aspects of children’s learning and also how to become a competent Teaching Assistant. From the beginning...
  • Cristina Tanovici

    Cristina Tanovici completed this course.

    I really enjoyed this course. Very well structured. At first it seemed like a pretty difficult course for me coming from another country, with a different education system, but along the way I understood that education is the same everywhere only the methods are a little different. Thank you.
  • Anonymous
    This was really helpful for myself, as I've not worked in the school environment and not working in education for a number of years, it helped me to refresh my knowledge and understanding of primary education. I have also learnt lots of new information thanks to this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I have been working as a TA in the UK, both in mainstream and special schools, for over a year and I could not be happier with this course. Even though I wish I had found it earlier, I cannot strength enough how grateful I feel for how insightful it has been.
    The contents, the structure, and the resources that this course provides have enabled me not only to reflect on my own experiences in the classroom but also to have a greater understanding of every detail that needs to be taken into account when asking ourselves how to best support learning.
    I extremely recommend this course to anyone who is either working as a TA or thinking about going into teaching.

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