Brilliant residentials aim to foster a deep motivation for learning. We found that, through these residentials, engaged learners don’t just ‘behave’ – they take responsibility for their learning, choose to bring energy to it and have a commitment to learning that extends beyond school.
Learning Away has been exploring the impact of residentials on the quality of learner engagement and learning achievement in three areas:
- engagement with learning, leading to improved school attendance and behaviour
- achievement in a range of subjects
- knowledge, understanding and skills development in a range of curriculum areas.
Our action research suggest that residentials can play a key role in learner engagement. Read our independent research findings, and watch Learning Away teachers describe their experiences:
Find out more about this definition of engagement, and other ways schools and organisations are finding of developing these qualities, in Learning Futures: a vision for engaging schools.