The pandemic has changed everything about how we all work – we have all felt it, Year 11s are no exception.
As leaders in critical thinking and accelerated learning, across education and the professional world, we were asked, if we only had a few minutes with this intake of Year 11s, what would we say? How would we motivate students who have been learning online for almost a year? And how would we help them prepare for the next step in their educational journey?
In response, we have created an experimental workshop, divided into four bitesize sections, with the power to change the way you think, learn and remember forever. Instead of being able to recite a few facts, you’ll understand how to learn across every subject.
There is no project like this in education today.
We want to reach half a million Year 11 students. To empower them to understand how we truly learn, think, and remember, and to apply those ideas for the rest of their lives.
There are over 4000 secondary schools in the UK. We’re already talking to many of them, along with our education partners, to help schools embed the workshops into their online offering. If you are a teacher, please feel free to share this programme amongst your friends and colleagues at other schools.
We know that we can reach the half a million Year 11s most easily through schools, but we are also excited about students sharing this work amongst themselves. Help us to refine our practice – tell us how the experiments worked for you! And look out for hints, techniques and explanations across our social platforms.
Who We Are
Karim Al-Abbas set up Enlighten in 2011 to challenge the lack of critical thinking in education: to show that it is far more effective for students to focus on how they work rather than what they know.
Over the last ten years, Enlighten has become a world-leader in process-driven education: working with schools, universities and companies across the globe to help people think more quickly, learn faster and remember more.
Our clients include the National Bank of Kuwait and the European Parliament, start-ups and FTSE 100 companies, along with over a hundred UK schools and tens of UK universities.