Researchers at the Plymouth Institute of Education are interested in all kinds of learners and how to support different kinds of learning in formal and informal contexts. In addition to doing schoolwork together at home, time spent trying new activities, engaging in familiar routines or reflecting on recent experiences can increase children’s self-confidence and deepen family relationships. This time is also important in encouraging lifelong involvement in developing skills and pursuing interests, which can help to sustain physical and mental wellbeing.
We have shared ideas that we have found useful to support different kinds of learning in school and at home, as well as some reflections on learning within and beyond the curriculum. These include writing and drawings by children from University Practice Settings and some ideas for supporting parents and teachers with aspects of students’ learning and development. Feel free to browse the learning resources, find inspiration and create your own work to share with us by email. We would love to know what has inspired or intrigued you.