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Learning how to learn: a process we all engage in throughout our lives, but no single method of learning guarantees success. This free course, Learning how to learn, aims to make the process of learning much more explicit by inviting you to apply various ideas and activities to your own study as a way of increasing your awareness of your own learning. Most learning has to be an active process and this is particularly true of learning how to learn.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- think about and understand personal ways of learning
- apply the ideas and activities in this course to existing learning experiences
- learn reflectively.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Getting started
- 2 Thinking about your learning
- 3 Learning through assessment
- 4 The preparation phase
- 5 The exploration phase
- 6 The implementation phase
- 7 The reviewing phase
- 8 Learning from revision and examinations
- 9 Learning how to become a reflective learner
- 10 Further reading and sources of help
- Keep on learning
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Learning how to learn
Learning how to learn is a process in which we all engage throughout our lives, although often we do not realise that we are, in fact, learning how to learn. Most of the time we concentrate on what we are learning rather than how we are learning it. In this course, we aim to make the process of learning much more explicit by inviting you to apply the various ideas and activities to your own current or recent study as a way of increasing your awareness of your own learning. Most learning has to be an active process - and this is particularly true of learning how to learn. Therefore, you will find that this course contains a number of activities for you to complete, which require you to make notes and keep records. You can either write these down in a notebook, or use word processor, whichever you feel most comfortable with.
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