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Supporting Successful Learning in Secondary School

University of Reading via FutureLearn


Improve the support you provide to students’ learning in secondary school

Engaging young people in the classroom can be a challenge for teachers and teaching assistants. Secondary school students often learn differently to younger students. This can require a different teaching approach.

On this course, you will learn how to support effective learning experiences in secondary schools, exploring the different ways secondary school students learn. You will also reflect on your own values and biases to improve your confidence and working practice.

By the end of the course you should feel more confident in your ability to support secondary school students.

This course is ideal for teaching assistants in secondary schools. It will also be of interest to teachers returning to work, newly qualified teachers, unqualified staff, 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 in secondary schools. If you work in a primary school, you may like to join Supporting Successful Learning in Primary Schools.

Taught by

Helen Bilton

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    An interesting and thought provoking course with lots of interaction , good ideas and resources. A lot to take in but much can be saved or you have time to go back to parts you have not understood or need to re-read. There is a lot of material to feedback to work colleagues which is great. Much to contemplate in my own working practice as a PSA in secondary school in Scotland leading to improved working practices I'm sure.
  • Anonymous
    I found this course really supported my role with in secondary education. It provided me with tools to help myself, colleges and students with in class and help me better my standard of support of them. It was informative, gave statistics and supported...
  • Anonymous
    This course was really interesting, it covered a lot of important information regarding working with children at school, as well as reminders and lessons for general life. I think this is a really good course for everyone to take, but it should be a requirement for anyone working with children, there was so much good advice and many great ideas.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Many interesting points thought through during this course, helpful scales eg Hayden, Matrix questioning. Feel that the whole school should use some of these practices for them to become effective however every little helps !
    Have enjoyed listening to the video sections this helps to break the learning actives. Would recommend the course to other colleges.
  • Arif Ali Bisayati

    Arif Ali Bisayati completed this course.

    It's a good for learning and understanding, also useful and helpful.
    I have Done my completed it this course.
    I got lots of experience and knowledge from this course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This was very helpful and insightful
    Something like this should be reiterated at the end of each term to teachers I think as it can be forgotten or lost to admin work.

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