How to learn?
Any teacher and anyone concerned with the subject of education ask themselves the following questions:
How to transmit knowledge, how to interest the student?
How to make him progress, that he acquires the essential knowledge?
How to get everyone involved?
How to guarantee everyone’s understanding?
How to create in young people the desire to study?
It is precisely these issues that have mobilized Ron Hubbard in his work on education.
Considering that a natural teacher “fiber”, or a strong vocation to transmit, could not be the only pillars of a quality pedagogy, he defined a know-how, a “how to learn”, which can be learned, understood, transmitted and used by the greatest number.
Ron Hubbard’s discoveries on education are brought together under the name of “Study Technology”.
This technology is actually simple,convenient and reliable.
The current challenge
The teacher’s mission was never won in advance.
Although it is assumed that a child is “innately” interested in learning, this interest is not consistent across subjects and children.
Thus, the mere fact of having to simultaneously advance a group of individuals towards the same objective, as a “class”, (with very little distinction of rhythm or individual content) is a difficult task.
Today, it may seem like a real challenge in certain contexts (or certain neighborhoods).
In a society where moral values have lost their stability, where the audio-visual has largely surpassed writing, where the immediacy of communications leaves little room for the idea of “long-term work”, and in which new technologies are invading our daily life, this challenge sometimes takes the color of an Olympic event!
“In the new knowledge economy, attention should no longer be focused on the content of learning, but rather on the ability of students to take charge of their own learning. This implies a radical transformation of the role of the teacher and his relationship with the student.”
Excerpt from the white Paper 2017, media group TFO “an emergency for the world of education: Adapting to the digital revolution”.
From now on, we will have to allow more and more generations to gain autonomy, to make them able to make their way, not only in the search for information, but in the whole process of learning.
The real challenge is here: will we be able to get them to know how to learn?
I – What do we bring?
Under the term Study Technology, there is a very wide range of information and solutions in education.
Pragmatic, this method gives :
- Simple and reliable principles to support teaching, and,
- Methods and “tools” to solve the “barriers to study.
We first had to define the priorities, and select the tools recognized as the most expected by teachers, but also the most decisive in terms of academic success.
We have isolated four categories of priority tools, meeting different objectives :
- Be comfortable facing a student or a class, master the keys to good communication, and create the conditions for learning.
- Encourage and maintain the interest of pupils (or students), encourage their participation throughout their learning.
- Identify the “early warning” symptoms of the student’s difficulties, and know how to anticipate and avoid “dropping out”.
- Have specific methods to help more specifically a student who has already “fallen behind”, has “droped out”, or is struggling.
II – Concretely
We provide supports for teachers, we organize conferences and practical workshops on different topics:
- Successful Communication
- Teach a group
- Isolate and solve the “barriers to study”
- Promote motivation and make the student independent
III – Results!
Our goals are achieved when we have passed on to a teacher :
- Basics that make him certain and confident in his ability to pass on knowledge to any student.
- Specific methods that he can in turn pass on to a student, so that he acquires the ability to learn any subject successfully.
These results, far from being utopian, are instead regular and guaranteed at the end of a specific program.
You understand that Study Technology is not a psychological essay or yet another theory about the child.
It’s a precise know-how, a skill : knowing how to learn.