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Critical thinking, reading and taking notes . Developing Business Practice – 302LON. Unit: 4 Knowledgecast : 1. Module Learning Outcomes. In this Knowledgecast, we will: Analyse a range of learning styles and the factors that influence successful study

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Critical thinking, reading and taking notes

Developing Business Practice –302LON

Unit: 4Knowledgecast: 1


Module Learning Outcomes

In this Knowledgecast, we will:

  • Analyse a range of learning styles and the factors that influence successful study

  • Evaluate current academic skills and present a plan for the development of academic skills

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of independence in learning and the need for a ‘growth’ mindset


Module Overview


4 Steps to Develop Your Reading Skills


Step 1: Be Clear About Your Purpose

  • What are you try to achieve?

  • Why do you want read about the subject?

  • What type of information are you looking for?

  • How will you use this information now or in the future?


Step 2: Choose What to Read

  • Identify your options

  • Identify all your options

  • Use a selection criteria

  • Make your selection


Step 3: Choose How to Read

  • Go back to your purpose

  • Use the Index and Contents pages

  • Use Introductions and Summaries

  • Scan for key words

  • Identify the main arguments

  • Take good notes

  • Apply what you’re learning


Step 4: Read Critically

  • Engage with the content

  • Relate to other sources

  • Think about the context and period when the writer was active

  • Think about the assumptions


Recognising Key Terms


Analysing Arguments


What are we going to cover next?

  • In our next Knowledgecast, we will look at:

  • Analyse a range of learning styles and the factors that influence successful study

  • Evaluate current academic skills and present a plan for the development of academic skills

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of independence in learning and the need for a ‘growth’ mindset


Knowledgecast Summary

In this Knowledgecast, we have looked at:

  • Analyse a range of learning styles and the factors that influence successful study

    • Reading and Critical Thinking skills for academic and business sources

  • Evaluate current academic skills and present a plan for the development of academic skills

    • Evaluate and develop your skills by applying a new framework to reading and analysing sources

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of independence in learning and the need for a ‘growth’ mindset

    • Take responsibility to apply reading and critical thinking skills in your studies and in the workplace


Seminar – Critical Thinking


Seminar: Creative Note Taking

  • An introduction to Mind Maps

  • Creating your own mind maps


Group Activity – Creative Note Taking

Source:

Buzan, T. et al (2007)


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