Study Group Readiness: Learning Approaches & Study Skills

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Study Group Readiness: Learning Approaches & Study Skills

  1. 1. Mar 18, 2013LEARNING APPROACHES & STUDYSKILLS
  2. 2. Time Orientation
  3. 3. Communication StylesHigh-Context Low-Context Meaning is implicit in the  Meaning is explicit in the relationship & situation written/spoken words Emphasis on the group  Emphasis on the individual Indirectness valued  Directedness valued
  4. 4. Learning Approaches
  5. 5. Learning AssumptionIndividuals ...• construct knowledge based on their experience• form meaning based on their experience
  6. 6. IETDs experience Studied dentistry (Biomedical & Applied subjects) Did Clinical practice as part of their studies Took written & clinical exams Had to pass exams successfully Worked as dentists in a different setting Did specialized studies Used references for their studies
  7. 7. How will you use that experience? Link previous knowledge to new knowledge Develop new outlooks Rethink misunderstandings Alter your perceptions Evaluate what is important
  8. 8. Learning happens when you... are involved in active learning... make sense of your own learning... convey your learning to others... try to explain things you don’t understand
  9. 9. Active Learning• process & retain information• apply knowledge to problem solving• share/communicate your learning• manipulate information• use technology to support your learning• study from primary sources• self-evaluate progress & act upon
  10. 10. Learning Cycle Disorientation Equilibrium Exploration Reorientation
  11. 11. Study Group Learning Approach
  12. 12. Study Skills Manage your time Set SMART study goals Write your own Study Plan Develop your own Study System Self-evaluate your progress
  13. 13. Manage your time List your activities (work, family, studies, etc) Create a week’s plan Prioritize your activitiesTask Create your own study timetable taking into account all your other life activities
  14. 14. Set SMART goals
  15. 15. Write your Study Plan• Set up SMART goals for your plan• Define content areas• Determine strengths & weaknesses• Identify resources available• Develop a realistic schedule• Study with others• Plan for self-review sessionsTask Write your own study plan for the revision of Biomedical Sciences
  16. 16. AFK Contents
  17. 17. Study Group Timeline
  18. 18. Set up your own study system Find out your preferred learning style and expand it to use as many as possible Use mind maps, outlines, summaries, revisions, etc. Try out study systems & set up your own Share your study system with others
  19. 19. 4R’s Learning System Reduce information into small chunks• Recite what you learned in your own words• Reflect on the new information• Review materials until you grasp them
  20. 20. A.S.P.I.R.E Study System Approach your learning with a positive attitude• Select what materials to review• Piece together (summarize) the material• Reflect about the application of what you learned• Evaluate your learning & explore ways to improve
  21. 21. Self-evaluate your progress Do quizzes & chapter’s questions Identify areas you need to review Set up a plan to go over sections Implement the plan
  22. 22. Food for thought

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