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Let the professionals set the work, the parents teach in a way that's familiar but keep the children focussed whilst learning life skills

Let the professionals set the work, the parents teach in a way that's familiar but keep the children focussed whilst learning life skills

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Hollie commented on Curriculum for Life

Hi Peter, thank you for your response, the research phase is my favourite part of the design process so I enjoyed documenting this.

In regards to prototypes I would ask a father and son currently homeschooling to test questions, the child is in year 5 and I think this is a great age to start learning some basic life skills. I would get feedback from this experiment asking parent and son how this compared to current learning for both of them.

I have gained some feedback from a primary school teacher and she believes the best lessons for this type of learning would be Maths, English, Science and Art. Building upon my ideas with Maths and English, A great way to learn science would be walking as it gives children a link to nature. This is something they are currently laking and vocabulary used in lessons pre COVID was very much focussed on technology. Recycling found around the home could be used as Art supplies and it is a great way to teach children about reducing waste.

As long children have support from the teacher and are given work in a way they understand, parents will have the confidence to guide their children through this way of learning.

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Hollie commented on Curriculum for Life

Hi Jackie, I can see we had a similar mindset when it came to approaching this challenge. Our ideas focus on teaching children practical skills which can be utilised at home. I approached this without any experience in the education sector, so it is great to hear this method would be helpful to yourself as a teacher.