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  Rediscover Learning

Merriam Webster: the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”  – Albert Einstein

“Motivation starts the race, but self-discipline ultimately crosses the finish line.”  – Steve Pavlina

“The trick … is not minding that it hurts.”  – Lawrence of Arabia

 

Getting Started

  Getting Started

 

A Map of the Brain

Brain Creates Meaning

Learns & Remembers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice

  B.I.S. – Behavioral Intervention Strategy

In order to be successful while in school and beyond:

OVERVIEW

  • Think forward and set goals.
  • Create your own purpose for learning.
  • Organize information before, during, after lecture: Triage, synthesize, identify and focus on high yield information.
  • Discover your personal best study strategies to learn with maximum effectiveness and efficiency. (if you haven’t yet, make an appointment with LEAD)
  • Remain flexible and monitor your progress along the way.

BLOOM”S TAXONOMY

blooms_taxonomy

CRITICAL SKILLS

  • Process and organize new information.
  • Solve problems.
  • Think critically.
  • Manage time and deadlines.
  • Communicate effectively with others.
 

MEANINGFUL

Meaningful

RETRIEVAL PRACTICE

  • Practicing retrieval produces greater gains in meaningful learning than elaborative studying with concept mapping.
  • The advantage of retrieval practice was observed with test questions.
  • The advantage of retrieval practice occurred even when the criterial test involved creating concept maps.
  • Retrieval practice enhances learning by retrieval-specific mechanisms rather than by elaborative study processes.
  • Retrieval practice is an effective tool to promote conceptual learning about science.
  • – Elizabeth Phelps, Dept. Psych.,New York Uni.

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