Red Rose School Cardiff is a special school for girls with moderate to severe learning needs. Registered school number 681-6095

learning to learn be the best you can be

"Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned." John Holt

'Learning to learn' is a process of discovery about learning. It involves a set of principles and skills which, if understood and used, help learners learn more effectively and so become learners for life. At its heart is the belief that learning is learnable.

In brief, 'learning to learn' offers pupils an awareness of:

  • how they prefer to learn and their learning strengths
  • how they can motivate themselves and have the self-confidence to succeed
  • things they should consider such as the importance of water, nutrition, sleep and a positive environment for learning
  • some of the specific strategies they can use, for example to improve their memory or make sense of complex information
  • some of the habits they should develop, such as reflecting on their learning so as to improve next time.

The links below will allow you to explore part of the Red Rose School ‘Learning to Learn’ program.