One of the most common questions across all year groups is;
“How is this relevant to my life. When will I ever use this?”
My response; “It isn’t; probably never; ask a better question.”
A better question would be “How can I use this?”
Better still, don’t ask me this question, ask yourself.
When I ask myself this question, I remind myself to analyse the skills I need in order to learn. Then, I reflect on the value of those skills and propose other areas of my life where I may apply those skills. I evaluate how successfully I have mastered those skills by testing how well I remember what I learnt.
In essence, this means classes at school provide an opportunity to learn how to learn.
The knowledge and skills gained in class provide a foundation upon which we build ever more complex ideas and skills. Remember, learning is a continuum that extends throughout a lifetime and, often beyond.