The second programme in the series looks at the work of child psychologist Jean Piaget who believed children learned through play. Subsequent experiments allowing children to imagine different social, rather than spatial, situations have had very different results. Claudia Hammond asks how far we should rely on Piaget's findings today.
A guide for voluntary sector social services organisations to qualifications for: Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Continuous Professional Development and Lifelong learning.
This report summarises practice in flexible learning and support packages for groups requiring more choices and more chances.
Report of a study established to look at the whole issue of learning in schools and consider the development of a working vocabulary for practitioners and policymakers centred on the concept of learning for pupils of school age. It also attempts to clarify the concept of learning to learn.
Report of a study which set out to discover how children and young people use new technologies. It concludes that the use of digital technology has been completely normalised by children and young people and is fully integrated into their daily lives.
Information leaflet for parents, carers and family members on how out-of-school-hours learning activities promote learning, healthy lifestyles and fun.
In this position paper, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) sets out a skills and qualifications framework that should support practice learning, both in the new degree and across social care organisations. We focus on ways of supporting those whose task it is to assess practice in the workplace ('practice assessors’). We also look at employers’ opportunities for organisational development, improved practice standards and human resource development (HRD).
Document containing interim guidance intended to start the process of laying out nationally agreed minimum competency standards (knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes) needed by staff in order to deliver alcohol brief interventions.
Document describing a five-day 'Way We Learn' course aimed at parents from disadvantaged communities. The course involved a variety of exercises intended to make parents more attuned to their children's cognitive processes.
Document setting out the duties placed on education authorities and other agencies to support children and young people's learning under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, which created a new framework for ensuring children and young people who need additional help with learning are catered for.