Returning to Learning
Addressing the needs and concerns of adult students returning to learning, this guide provides information and encouragement. It covers attitudes to learning, setting up the environment and mental energy for study, the resources, skills and study techniques required, and essay/exam...
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Addressing the needs and concerns of adult students returning to learning, this guide provides information and encouragement. It covers attitudes to learning, setting up the environment and mental energy for study, the resources, skills and study techniques required, and essay/exam problems.
This practical and comprehensive guide covers all the information a person could require about the demands of returning to learning.
So, you're getting back into study for the first time in a while? Maybe a TAFE or community centre course, a degree, or an open learning or external course from a university? It's a challenge! But one that you're up to, with the right approach.The experience will be very different from your years at school. Life is no longer so simple. You'll have to juggle your time and commitments, keep up relatinships with family and friends, create space and energy for learning, and cope with new approaches to teaching. There's a lot going on, but with planning and commitment, and a little help from this book, you'll get the most out of your study.In this inspirational guide, Caroline Brem addresses the needs and concerns of all those who are returning to learning. She gives entertaining and, above all, useful advice on:- your attitude to learning- setting up the environment for study and learning- tips on your time, space, health and relationships- overcoming blocks to learning and finding that mental energy- the resources, skills and study techniques you need, and- all the fiddly bits of essays, reports and exams.
<i Caroline Brem</i teaches philosophy of education, communications skills, English as a second language and adult learning theory at university and <i Tafe</i level. Her previous book, <i Are We On The Same Team Here?,</i has been admired throughout..the Asia-Pacific for its sympathetic approach to team activity at work and in the community.
- Part One The Student In You: In The Beginning
- What Type Of Student Are You?
- Asserting Yourself
- Goal-setting. Part Two Setting Yourself Up For Study: Your Time
- Your Space
- Your Health
- Your Relationships
- Identifying Personal Blockages. Part Three Getting The Most Out Of Your
- Study: Making The Right Choices
- Learning To Learn
- What Approach Does Your Teacher Take?
- Lectures And Listening
- Resources, Resources, Resources
- Reading And Note-taking
- Revision And Thinking. Part Four Showing What You've Learned: Essays And
- The Fiddly Bits