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Free Online Course from Future Learn: Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School

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Free Online Course from Future Learn: Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School

Future Learn offers this free online course called “Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School” for teachers, to build their understanding of learning and teaching to gain confidence in supporting children in school as teaching assistants. Giving children in primary schools the right support is vital, so on this course, you’ll hear from education experts, school staff and school children who provide insight into how children learn, the learning environment, and communicating in school. You’ll explore some of the theories underlying people’s behavior that could impact learning in school, and you’ll reflect on your own experiences in the classroom to help build on your confidence and working practices. By the end of the course, you’ll be better equipped to improve the support you provide in the education of children.

Who Can Join: 

This course is for teaching assistants and support staff in early years and primary school. It will also be of interest to teachers returning to work, newly qualified teachers, as well as providing a refresher for current teachers. Parents of children in schools may also find this course useful in helping them to support and encourage their children’s learning.


Week 1: You and others

  1. An introduction to values, beliefs, and attitudes
  2. Understanding the unconscious
  3. Looking at your own biases and reflecting upon them
  4. Reflecting on your own values

Week 2: How people learn

  1. An introduction to how people learn
  2. Exploring a child’s view of their environment through their eyes, as well as hearing about their world views
  3. Looking at the expectations we have of children
  4. Building on what children know and what they should know

Week 3: The environment for learning

  1. An introduction to the learning environment and what consists of
  2. Exploring misconceptions about managing a classroom and finding out what teaching is like in reality
  3. Introduction of student behavior through a case study: The sofa
  4. Understanding the psychology behind primary and secondary behaviors

Week 4: Communication and language

  1. Introduction to aspects of communication within teaching
  2. Learners to take part in activities that include communicating and listening
  3. Exploring the importance of asking the right question
  4. Share examples of good practice
  5. How to plan effective questions for the classroom


  1. Demonstrating knowledge and confidence to work more effectively in supporting and teaching children in early years and primary
  2. Applying for the course as a tool for teaching and classroom support
  3. Demonstrating an understanding of the advice available to consider teaching as a career

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Educational Science
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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