Helping your students become independent learners

Watch a recording of this webinar with Ben Knight.

About the webinar

What are the skills your students need to develop to become better at learning independently?  We will look at four areas of essential skills.  Firstly, how do they plan and organise their learning?  Secondly, what are effectively learning habits and strategies, and how can your students develop the ones that work best for them?  Thirdly, what can they do to maintain motivation when learning at home?  And finally, how can they become better at monitoring and evaluating their own learning?  For each area, we will look at what is really needed, and go through some practical learning activities that you can use with your students to help them develop those skills.

This webinar is being held on UN International Day of Education. Find out more about the UN International Day of Education

Recorded on 24 January 2022

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About the speaker

Ben Knight is the former Director for Language and Pedagogy Research at Cambridge University Press and Assessment.  He has led on using high quality research to develop more effective learning materials and programmes.  He has focused on ensuring education is meeting the needs of future work, and was instrumental in the development of the Cambridge Employability Skills Framework.  He has used his expertise in curriculum development and pedagogical research for educational reform projects in countries from Mexico to Japan.  He worked as a teacher, trainer and lecturer, in schools, universities and exam bodies, in various countries around the world – both in academic and vocational contexts.




Submitted by Aria on Wed, 01/18/2023 - 18:50

I like to learn more and more about how teaching a good way all the time
in my case this material is so productive
thanks a lot,

Submitted by Aynura Rahimova on Sun, 01/08/2023 - 19:51

Enjoyed the webinar!Thanks a lot!Good luck!

Submitted by RONALD MORALES… on Fri, 01/28/2022 - 21:46

why is it always all teh learning activities are center to a group work or peer activities as if there wouldn´t individual learning. I would like to promote self learning without group activities.

Submitted by Monika Braun on Sun, 01/09/2022 - 09:49

How long does it last? I have only a one-hour break before my next classes, will it have finished by 2 p.m.?

Hi Monika

Yes, the webinars usually last around an hour - depending on how many questions people have at the end! In any case, it's not a problem if you have to disconnect before the end.


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