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1 LEARNING and STUDYING in HIGHER EDUCATION Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

2 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)

3 “There’s a correct way to study.” “So study at university is about learning by yourself.”

4 “I’ll be told when to start work on my assignments.” “I’ll be spending all of my time reading and writing essays/reports.”

5 “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.” “I have to read everything on the reading list” “The experts are always right.” “I should believe everything I read.”

6 “Have you ever asked a question that is controversial?” “I need to ask critical questions.”

7 Facebook, Twitter, blogs: Is social media beneficial or problematic to university students? So What? What next? Why? 2. In pairs How do your views compare? Are there other views to consider? How? What? What are some of the benefits and problems of social media? What’s your point of view? What examples/evidence can you think of? 1. Individually

8 Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) Do you need more information to answer this question? Have you changed or challenged any views?

9 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

10 Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) so this is the starting point of Learning and Study In Higher Education

11 Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

12 Maths Learning Centre Kimberlin Library Top floor Drop-in workshops every lunchtime GCSE Maths on Wednesday evenings ‘Shadow’ workshops for most Maths modules Modules

13 Tutorials/drop ins Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) Enhancing academic practice, writing development and professional skills Kimberlin Library Ground floor Guides Workshops

14 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

15 Tutorials/drop ins Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) Enhancing academic practice, writing development and professional skills Kimberlin Library Ground floor Guides Workshops Your Feedback …

16 Facebook, Twitter, blogs: Is social media beneficial or problematic to university students? What? What are some of the benefits and problems of social media? What’s your point of view? What examples/evidence can you think of? 1. Individually

17 Facebook, Twitter, blogs: Is social media beneficial or problematic to university students? What? What are some of the benefits and problems of social media? What’s your point of view? What examples/evidence can you think of? 1. Individually So What? What next? Why? 2. In pairs How do your views compare? Are there other views to consider? How?

18 Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) 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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