ACS LEARNING PRINCIPLES
- Each learner learns differently and at a unique pace.
- Learning begins with connecting with what we already know.
- Learning happens and can best be transferred when it is embedded in authentic contexts, personally relevant and when it is used to address real-world issues in creative ways.
- There is a clear link between emotional well-being and learning, and fear may interrupt learning.
- Practice and effective feedback are essential to acquiring new knowledge and skills.
- Meaning is constructed by learners, not received from the environment.
- Frequent ‘testing’ and reflection improves memory and creates meaning (testing here means self-checks and formative assessment).
- To learn, we must transfer information from working memory (where it is consciously processed) to long-term memory (where it can be stored and later retrieved).
- Learning is enhanced through connections, communication, and collaboration across diverse perspectives.