1.9 Conclusion

At the start of this unit, there was a list of what we hoped you would get from your study. Remember, the aims of Unit 1 were to:

  • Understand what the course is about and how it is structured.
  • Understand what it is going to be like to be a student in this course.
  • Understand the importance of the word skills.
  • Understand how to evaluate information on the Web.
  • Start thinking about your own learning.
  • Understand the eight challenges that can be achieved through studying Learning to Learn.

It would be useful to think about this list before moving on to Unit 2 to see if you feel that these goals have been achieved. Sections 1.1 and 1.2 explain what the course is about and how it is structured. So, in addition to your mind map, you could look at your notes on these sections. Section 1.3 focused on the importance of active involvement on the unit, so you could think back about how active you have been. For example: Have you given yourself time for the activities or have you worked out when and where you are going to study?

Some of the activities in Unit 1 relate to working out what is meant by “skills” in this course. You could check whether you understand which skills play a part in Learning to Learn. Finally— and perhaps most importantly—have you begun to reflect on your own learning?

1.8.2 Planning Your Study Time