How to use this exemplar to improve practice
This video along with reflective questions invite you to consider the impact of your own approach to planning learning. Watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:
- When you are planning for learning to what extent do you also focus on the wider development of skills for learning, life and work?
- Are you able to identify what those wider skills are?
- Is there an opportunity to involve members of the wider community, for example employers, in designing these learning opportunities? Who are your school partners and how might they be involved?
- How well do parents and carers understand such approaches that involve the development if real-life, real-work skills? What kind of support could be offered to improve their understanding?
Explore this exemplar:
What was done?
Pupils at Pilrig School developed skills for learning, life and work through involvement in the school hairdressing salon.
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What brought about the change?
There was a desire on the part of the school to ensure that learners developed fully in the four capacities through active, real-life skills-based experiences.
What was the impact?
Pupils have developed skills for learning, life and work. They can collaborate effectively and have acquired a range of research and analytical skills.