LEARNING STRATEGIES

Developed at University of Kansas

Almost in every educational institute there are some students who do not perform well in academics such students are often known as low achievers. The reason of low achievements varies, but students perform poorly because they have not learned “How to learn”. Researches have shown that students can be taught how to learn by using various strategies of learning. A learning strategy is an individual’s approach to a learning task. It includes how a person thinks and acts when planning, executing, and evaluating performance on the task and its outcomes. Learning strategy instruction focuses on both how to learn and how to effectively use what has been learned.

The learning strategies curriculum consists of three instructional strands: the acquisition strand, the storage strand and the expression and demonstration of competence strand. Each strand includes several task-specific learning strategies that have been designed to improve a student’s ability to cope up with specific curriculum demands.

LEARNING STRATEGIES CURRICULUM

AcquisitionStorageExpression and demonstration of competence
  • Word identification
  • Visual imagery
  • Self-questioning
  • Paraphrasing
  • Interpreting visual aids
  • Multipass
  • First letter mnemonic
  • Paired associates
  • LINCS vocabulary learning
  • Listening and note taking
  • Sentences
  • Paragraphs
  • Error monitoring
  • Themes
  • Assignments completion
  • Test taking

Learning strategies are helpful for children with learning disability as well as for main stream children. These strategies will enhance learning ability, writing skills; also will help in increasing vocabulary.