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Week 2: Learning from life

Introduction

Last week you saw how learning takes place every day and how it can be formal or informal, accidental or deliberate. You also thought about some of your own learning experiences and how perhaps you learn best.

This week you will explore some more of the learning opportunities that are all around us. Maybe you are starting to think about this already? The key is to recognise these as learning opportunities, and work out how to make the most of them. This includes managing your time well and recognising how your own emotions can influence how you learn.

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Transcript

Jonathan Hughes
Welcome to Week 2, Learning from life.
Do you ever find yourself just sitting and thinking, or perhaps observing other people? If someone were to come up to you and say, ‘What are you doing?’, you might say, ‘Nothing really’. However, you’re probably learning, learning informally, because most of the things we do, whether it’s reading a magazine article, watching a TV programme or trying to solve some problem we have, involves some sort of learning.
The trick of course is to spot these learning opportunities as they come along, but that all takes time. So a key point for this week is how to make best use of your time.
Another important aspect of Week 2 is thinking about confidence, because lack of confidence can sometimes stop us moving outside our comfort zone. So this week explores ways of doing just that.
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After this week you will know more about:

  • using everyday experiences
  • being organised (including organising your study time)
  • learning to change.
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