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Learning and studying in higher education

LEARNING and STUDYING in HIGHER EDUCATION

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Today s session learning and studying in higher education

Today’s session ... learning and studying in Higher Education

  • Reflect on your thoughts about learning and studying at university

  • Hear the student experience

  • Prepare for academic study: thinking analytically and critically

  • Find out how and where to develop your academic skills

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Learning and studying in higher education

“There’s a correct way to study.”

“So study at university is about learning by yourself.”


Learning and studying in higher education

“I’ll be told when to start work on my assignments.”

“I’ll be spending all of my time reading and writing essays/reports.”


Learning and studying in higher education

“There’s only one answer.”

“I’ll need to refer to expert opinions in my work.”

“By reading, I will form my own points of view.”

“The experts are always right.”

“I have to read everything on the reading list”

“I should believe everything I read.”


Learning and studying in higher education

“Have you ever asked a question that is controversial?”

“I need to ask critical questions.”


Learning and studying in higher education

1. Individually

What are some of the benefits and problems of social media?

What’s your point of view?

What examples/evidence can you think of?

2. In pairs

What?

How?

How do your views compare?

Are there other views to consider?

Facebook, Twitter, blogs: Is social media beneficial or problematic to university students?

Why?

So What?

What next?


Learning and studying in higher education

Do you need more information to answer this question?

Have you changed or challenged any views?

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Learning and studying in higher education

  • You may have focused on the topic of social media in more depth

  • You may have become aware of a ‘debate’

  • You may have supported your views with examples or evidence

  • You may have considered different viewpoints to your own

  • You may have been critical of other views


Learning and studying in higher education

so this is the starting point of

Learning and Study

In Higher Education

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Learning and studying in higher education

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Learning and studying in higher education

Maths Learning Centre

Kimberlin Library

Top floor

Drop-in workshops

every lunchtime

GCSE Maths

on Wednesday evenings

‘Shadow’ workshops

for most Mathsmodules

Modules


Learning and studying in higher education

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

Enhancing academic practice, writing development and professional skills

Kimberlin Library Ground floor [email protected]

Workshops

Tutorials/drop ins

Guides

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Careers employment support

Careers & Employment Support

  • “ASK” quick query service

    The Student Services Centre

    Ground Floor, Gateway House

    Monday – Friday: 9 – 5pm

    Just drop-in

  • Faculty based Careers Clinics

  • Employer Events

  • Online Jobsite DMU works

    Please check Blackboard regularly

    www.dmu.ac.uk/careers


Learning and studying in higher education

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

Enhancing academic practice, writing development and professional skills

Kimberlin Library Ground floor [email protected]

Workshops

Tutorials/drop ins

Your

Feedback …

Guides

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)


Learning and studying in higher education

  • Additional:

  • Please refer to lesson plan

  • The CLaSS team at DMU (Sept-Oct 2011)

  • Louise Buckingham

  • Marian Ryan

  • Linda Sprott

  • Melanie Petch

  • Jason Eyre

  • Sam Bamkin

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