Learning How to Learn at Roebourne Regional Prison

Published on Sunday, 1 November 2020 at 12:00:00 AM

Last week the PUC completed an exciting project delivering a series of workshops to the female prisoners at Roebourne Regional Prison.  The initiative was developed by PUC staff in conjunction with the prison’s education team to provide the female inmates with an opportunity to explore practical learning strategies, critical thinking concepts, and communication skills that can be used in everyday life.

The workshops covered a range of topics including creative and proactive approaches to learning, the importance of analytical self-reflection, and developing skills in reading, listening, and writing for effective learning.  The women explored how they learn best through their personalities and individual learning styles, and how the brain can change and learn new skills, patterns and behaviours.  

One workshop focused on oral communication and the women used storytelling to practice their skills by preparing and delivering a short talk to the group. The final workshop involved listening to stories and engaging in art activities, while talking about understanding and minimising stress, building resilience and identifying simple mindfulness practices.

At the completion of the workshops, the women noted that they enjoyed learning about themselves and that skills such as goal setting helped them to stay focused on their plans for the future.  Some were keen to share their stories and letters with family and everyone in the group loved the art aspects of the sessions.  Our PUC staff thoroughly enjoyed working with these students and being a part of their learning journey.

Learning How To Learn is a bespoke course developed and delivered by our team.  It is suitable for anyone wanting to develop practical learning strategies, critical thinking and communication skills that can be applied to study, in the workplace, and daily life.  If you would like to know more about LHTL, or are interested in a custom-made course for your workplace, please contact us on info@puc.edu.au.

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