Transitioning to secondary school: What do I need to know? (Years 6 and 7)
As you progress through your middle years of schooling, the challenges and academic expectations significantly rise. Even for highly capable students, there is still much to learn to increase your effectiveness as a learner – work smarter and not harder – as you negotiate priorities and find work/life balance.
- Explore home study environment/ personal organisation techniques /
- Ways to manage workload / goal setting / coping with change
- Overcoming procrastination/ developing motivation/ dealing with distractions
- Study techniques /using class time/ asking for help
- Preparing for tests and exams – summarising/ active studying/ test taking / after tests and exams
- Referencing / plagiarism
Location: Queensland Academies, Science, Mathematics and Technology Campus (78 Bywong Street, Toowong)
Date: Dual Engagement – students must attend both workshops
Wednesday, 2 August and Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Time: 4.00 – 5.30 pm (both days)
Students are required to wear comfortable clothes, enclosed shoes, with hair tied back, and bring a drink. All other materials are supplied.
This workshop seeks to:
- explicitly explore the concept of reflection
- strengthen independent working skills
- provide students with the opportunity to develop thinking skills including those associated with metacognition.
Workshop Links to the Australian Curriculum
Reflecting on thinking and processes
In developing and acting with critical and creative thinking, students:
- think about thinking (metacognition)
- reflect on processes
- transfer knowledge into new contexts.