Learning is a lifelong process. Therefore, learning does not only take place within the context of the lesson or classroom, but also everywhere in daily life. Mastery of learning is when each individual is self-motivated, knows how to organize and arrange their own learning.
Is it difficult for primary school students to master learning?
For primary school students, who are curious, love to explore and discover, active learning is both easy and difficult.
Interesting and intriguing information, events, and phenomena will stimulate curiosity in children. As a result, children actively find out how the phenomenon happened, why it happened, and what could happen next. However, in the process of discovering that, sometimes the children are distracted by factors from the surrounding environment. For example, a child who was engrossed in reading a book suddenly saw a cat run pass may pick up and play with the cat, forgetting what they were doing. Is this what parents often see? Then let’s find a solution to this!
Identify benefits of learning
The first key to success when implementing any plan is to define goals. Mastering learning is no exception. Parents should not tell their children things like “it will be good for you to learn these things” or “you will be good at learning a lot later”… Parents may find it more helpful to identify specific goals, let’s find out the practical benefits that each subject may bring to your child and what has to be done to make it happen?
For example: I really want to choose things myself and pay the cashier, I need to know the value of the money I am holding and I need Math to do the calculation, or when I meet a foreign friend, I really like talking to them, I need to learn English… The more realistic and clear the benefits for primary school children, the easier it is for children to understand and follow.
Developing study-time discipline
After determining the goal, parents should set up a schedule for the day with their children and arrange a fixed time for studying. Although children can absorb information at any point in their day, building a study schedule helps children form study habits. Parents should note that the given timetable needs to be discussed and agreed with the child. Because only when children understand the purpose and meaning of the work to be done, can they seriously do it.
For primary school children, mastering learning sounds like a big deal, but it comes from small daily habits and needs the company and assistance of parents. At the end of each school day or each unit, ask your child what he or she has learned today, in this lesson… With time, your companionship will change. Instead of asking children a lot of small questions about the lesson, parents can ask big, general questions for their children to actively share information. If your child can summarize in his own language what he has learned excitedly, then he understands the lesson and is interested in the content. It is also a process of memorizing and processing knowledge into self-knowledge.
At Genesis, teachers always work with families to support children in forming their self-study ability right from the first days of school. In the clip below, Ngọc Diệp excitedly summarized the content of the knowledge learned in a way that couldn’t be simpler but still extremely accurate. Parents, let’s follow along to guess what Ngọc Diệp is sharing about the subject of study!