Monday, 19 September 2011

Home Learning Profile

Home Learning Profile

If we simply leave education to the industrial school we abdicate our responsibility to educate our children so the home has to be developed; the parents, the community has to be developed, trained and we have to have assessments on our collective efforts or lack of it. Below is the first assessment for the parent seeking to take charge of their child’s education.

This home learning profile is designed to indicate to the parent-teacher the possible areas that they need to focus on in order to raise the educational achievement of their child. Once you have completed the questionnaire then you might wish to focus on the areas where you have answered no.


1. Does your child have a space in the home where they can routinely study?
Yes
No
2. Do you have educational resources in the home to support your child’s learning?
Yes
No
3. Are you following a particular home learning curriculum?
Yes
No
4. Do you routinely motivate your child through praise, earned rewards or any other method?
Yes
No
5. Are you able to access support for your child’s home learning (beside your child’s school)?
Yes
No
6. Do you regularly access cultural activities that help your child to have a positive identity about themselves?
Yes
No
7. Do you have a positive relationship with your child’s school or college?
Yes
No
8. Do you undertake any kind of research into how to support your child’s learning?
Yes
No
9. Have you set any learning goals for your child?
Yes
No
10. Have you attended a course for parents (such as How to Unlock Your Child’s Genius) to develop your skills as a parent-teacher or learning mentor?
Yes
No



In our view, “two subjects” should form the central core of schooling, each integrated into all other subjects: learning how to learn and learning how to think. This means first learning how your brain works, how your memory works, how you can store information, retrieve it, link it to other concepts and seek out new knowledge whenever you need it – instantly.
(from The Learning Revolution by Dr. Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeanette Vos p99)

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