Learning Strategies Grades 10-12

The purpose of the Learning Strategies open elective credit is to help students “gain transferable skills and strategies that will enhance and increase their school engagement…”[1] 

There are five key areas pertaining to the course:

  1. Awareness of Self and Others
  2. Organization Skills
  3. Transition Skills
  4. Literacy
  5. Numeracy

In grade 10 of the course, students are supported with the intention of increasing their independence from grade 11 to being completely independent in grade 12.  Curriculum outcomes in their high school courses will be increased by “improving their skills in basic literacy/numeracy and by acquiring a variety of effective study, organizational and compensatory strategies.”[2]  There is a clear link to media education, as “there will be opportunities for career exploration, positive self-awareness and skill development with a focus on technology.”[3]

On the sidebar, you can click on the grade level under the heading “Learning Strategies” in order to view and use the different MediaSmarts resources associated with the topics. (Note: as many of our lessons can be adapted to suit different grade levels, specific lessons may be listed for more than one grade.  Teachers should also note that individual lessons often satisfy several learning outcomes.)


[1] (2013) Learning Strategies 10-12. Nova Scotia. Retrieved from https://curriculum.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/documents/curriculum-files/Learning%20Strategies%2010-12%20Guide%20%282013%29.pdf
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.