The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.
This unit provides underpinning skills, theories, techniques, and strategies to prepare you for University-level study and to understand yourself as a learner. You will be introduced to concepts of self-management and relevant practical skills that can be applied effectively in other units. You will explore concepts such as strengths-based learning, engagement and flow, motivation, work/life balance, resilience strategies, critical thinking, and work styles. In addition, you will learn and utilise practical skills such as reflective writing, preparing oral presentations, productivity, transferable skills, goal setting, research methods, career investigation, expository writing, mind mapping and effective study techniques.
The overarching aim of this unit is to provide you with the recognition of your strengths and skills, strategies to develop confidence as a student and to be successful in your future university studies.
|Unit name||Learning at University|
Simon Fraser, Amy Williams
Simon Fraser, Sarah Dempster, Amy Williams
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1. Develop skills, techniques and strategies for learning within the university environment.
2. Critically reflect on learning experiences and skills to generate plans for development.
3. Describe and apply academic concepts and skills to work independently and collaboratively
4. Investigate a field of inquiry using academic research methods.
On Campus students: one 3 hour workshop per fortnight; one 1 hour online workshop preparation session per fortnight.
AT1: Journal Reflection(15%)
AT2: Oral Presentation (30%)
AT3: Expository Essay (30%)
AT4. Unit Reflection (25%)
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