Take control – your learning, your life!
Take control – your learning, your life! is a ‘Learning to Learn’ resource and is part of our suite of ‘performance boosters’. These are resources designed to help your learners explore their considerable capacity to learn and to help your school implement ‘Learning to Learn’ strategies in practical, hands-on ways.
Take control – your learning, your life! aims to help pupils explore where their ‘locus of control’ lies in a user-friendly, age-appropriate online session.
In social psychology ‘locus of control’ refers to the way in which people believe that they can control events in their life. As we know, the way we think has a big impact on the results we get in life and studies show that people who believe they have a lot of control over their life (a high internal locus of control) tend to achieve better results.
However, learners who believe that control lies outside of them (a high external locus of control) tend to believe that other people, fate, luck, or some higher power controls their decisions and their life. They don’t think that what they do has a direct impact on the results they achieve.
Take control – your learning, your life! aims to help these learners to appreciate:
- The way they think in life is not fixed.
- That it is possible to learn to think in a way that enables them to achieve better results.
During this short programme, learners will:
- Learn to appreciate the way they think is not fixed.
- Learn that it is possible to think in a way that enables them to achieve better results.