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Learning to learn: Planning for personal change

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This free course, Learning to learn: Planning for personal change, explores academic theories and acts as a guide to help you establish where you want to go and what you want to achieve. You are encouraged to develop a personal Action Plan. The focus returns to your own viewpoint and you are encouraged to change or modify how you think about using Learning to learn. The course also looks at how online learning communities can be used as part of the process of learning and personal change. PLEASE NOTE: this course is currently being reviewed. An updated and improved version of the course can be found here: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/succeed-learning/content-section-overview.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the advantages and disadvantages of online learning communities and identify good practice in participating in such communities
  • demonstrate choosing at least one goal to work towards, and explain why it has been chosen
  • display a plan for achieving this goal
  • explain how the ideas presented in this course have been used to identify goals and develop an action plan, and comment on their usefulness.

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