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Learning to Learn. By: Katie Bresnahan CIS 1020-066 Ages 17-100. Introduction. What is learning? How do we learn? Why do some people learn better or faster? How can we improve our learning?. What is Learning?.

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learning to learn

Learning to Learn

By: Katie Bresnahan

CIS 1020-066

Ages 17-100



  • What is learning?
  • How do we learn?
  • Why do some people learn better or faster?
  • How can we improve our learning?
what is learning
What is Learning?
  • “Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of experience.” (Cherry, 2005).
  • Memory is learning! When we are learning we are simply creating and recalling memories.
  • Step one in the learning process is
  • Step two is
  • Along with processing we have




tips for study
Tips For Study
  • Limit distractions.
  • Process the material in a meaningfully way, apply it to your life/things you already know well.
  • Use imagery!
  • Encode early and often.
tips for study1
Tips for Study
  • Rewrite and go over notes you have taken.
  • Take chances to teach other people.
  • Make tests for yourself to track your progress and see where you need to improve.
  • While you study, go to class, read and work problems ask questions, to yourself and others.
  • This is the Big Moment! Can you remember ?
  • Retrieval is going back to our computer to get the pictures we took before.
tips for study2
Tips for Study
  • Use cues to help your brain get in gear and start thinking about what you will need to remember.
  • Be calm, take slow deep breaths, drink water and relax.
factors that effect memory
Factors that Effect Memory
  • Forgetting is more than just memory loss
  • Did you really encode and make a memory in the first place?
  • Unpleasant memories can be repressed.
  • When you learned it may determine if you remember.
tips to improve study skills
Tips to Improve Study Skills
  • Sleep is Vital!

“Sleep not only rights the wrong of prolonged wakefulness, but, at a neurocognitive level, it moves you beyond where you were before you took a nap.”

  • When Solving problems:
    • Find and Frame
    • Develop Good Strategies
    • Evaluate Solutions
    • Rethink and Redefine
the end
The End


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  • King, L. A. (2010). Experience Psychology (1st ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
  • Congratulations! You have made it through the semester and now it is test time. Use these learning strategies and you can go wrong!