In Part 1 we have dealt with learning strategies that serve to repeat and learn new content. Poems, vocabulary or dates can be memorized very well.
However, when it comes to acquiring more complex contexts, learning strategies that go deeper are required.
Learning strategies that help organize content
By reorganizing the learning content for themselves, students automatically work out the connections. Depending on what is to be learned, different learning strategies make sense.
- Sum up: If long or difficult texts have to be recorded, it helps to summarize them briefly. To do this, important passages are first highlighted in color or written on small notes. The pupil can then use this to create a text in his own words. What is particularly practical about this learning method is that the summary can also be used later to repeat learning material.
- Write down technical terms: Your child can collect technical terms in a vocabulary book. The technical term is on the left, a definition on the right. Your child should work this out for himself if possible. The learning effect is twofold. On the one hand, the child internalizes the technical term, on the other hand, it can be looked up very easily later.
- Make learning posters: The learning poster is a playful way to acquire a topic. The sub-topics are arranged according to the topic like in a mind map. The child uses various techniques to represent these. They can create leporellos, mini notebooks or turntables, paint pictures or write small texts. The learning poster is a very creative way to approach a topic that many children make friends.
- Learning plan: Especially with extensive topics, students are often frustrated even before they start learning. The task seems too big. A learning plan helps here. Divide the material into chapters and have your child work through one each day. In between, repeat the chapters with your child so that the old one is not forgotten. This method is also great for preparing your child for a school assignment.