Learning to learn (7 hours)

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Module overview

The goal of this module is for you to think about the strategies you have used in other classes and the way you think about "knowledge", and brainstorm about ways you might be able to improve your approach in this class. By the end of the module, hopefully you will be able to do the following things:

Module instructions

This module includes four tasks. For each task, you will need to read something and then answer some questions; some of these questions may require a long time to think about. There is no required order you must complete the task in, but I recommend you do them in the order presented here. To receive credit for completing this module, you must complete all the tasks at a satisfactory level of quality.

Next to each task I have written an estimate of how much time you might need to complete the task. This is, of course, a rough estimate, and the real time may be different for different students.

Module activities

  1. The concept of "learning to learn" (3 hours)
  2. Thinking styles (3 hours)
  3. Thinking about science (0.5 hours)
  4. Learning plan (0.5 hours)
  5. Optional: discussion topics

by Stephen Politzer-Ahles. Last modified on 2021-07-11. CC-BY-4.0.