Learning to Learn (Learning_to_Learn_1.0)

Welcome to Learning to Learn! By accessing this course you have just taken a major step toward helping you develop your study skills. Congratulations! Your first task is to read the course overview and complete the self-reflection questionnaire. This will help you to think about how Learning to Learn can help you achieve your goals and aims.

Time: 100 hours
Level: Introductory
Contributor: Andrew Studnicky

Self-Reflection Questionnaire

Unit 1: Course Overview

Introduction

Learning to Learn helps you think about what you can do already. It then uses this to build your confidence in your abilities. The course uses a mixture of personal reflection, examples (including three real-life case studies), and ideas about how we learn. This combination equips you to move your life forward.

The course is divided into units, and each includes information and activities to help you achieve specific goals, known as learning outcomes.

By the time you have reached the end of Unit 1: Course Overview, you should be able to...

  • ...understand what the course is about and how it is structured.
  • ...appreciate what will be required of you as a student in the course.
  • ...understand the importance of the word skills.
  • ...start thinking about your own learning.

By the time you have reached the end of Unit 2: You and Your Learning, you should be able to...

  • ...understand that valuable and important learning goes on all the time.
  • ...appreciate that learning can involve thinking, doing and feeling.
  • ...develop a clearer idea of what you have learned and what qualities, knowledge, and skills you already have.
  • ...better understand the importance of everyday skills of communication, problem solving, and organization.

By the time you have reached the end of Unit 3: Exploring Learning, you should be able to...

  • ...use feedback to add information about your qualities, knowledge, and skills from another perspective.
  • ...use academic approaches to learning to increase your understanding of your qualities, knowledge, and skills.
  • ...reflect on the academic skills you have used.

By the time you have reached the end of Unit 4: Where Next? you should be able to...

  • ...explain how the wider social and political context may affect your learning.
  • ...choose at least one goal that you would like to work toward and explain why you have chosen that goal.
  • ...identify what you can do to help you achieve your goal.
  • draw up a plan for achieving your goal.
  • ...explain how you have used any ideas presented in the unit to identify your goals.

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