Primary education: listening and observing
Primary education: listening and observing

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Primary education: listening and observing

Session 8: Adults and lifelong learning in the primary school

Introduction

You have nearly completed this course. Hopefully this final session will be useful to your thinking and your planning to work or volunteer in a primary school.

In primary schools, we expect children to be learning and developing. What about the adults in school? How are they learning and developing as education workers and professionals?

In this session’s activities, you will explore how you have learned in the past, and how you may be currently learning, whether that’s in your home, the place where you work or volunteer, or in your community.

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • recognise specific elements of lifelong learning
  • understand adult professional learning in the primary school
  • develop skills to encourage children to be lifelong learners.
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