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  • Consider this as a ref to PALSI LeadersSource:“Applications of the Conscious-Competence LadderHere are some of the ways for trainers to apply the principles of the Conscious-Competence Ladder.i. at the first stage, Unconscious Incompetence, focus on the benefits of learning the skill not on the process of learningii. at the second stage, Conscious Incompetence, help people through the arid plain of learning when more goes wrong than rightiii. at the third stage, Conscious Competence, give people lots of tips, tricks, and techniques to help them achieve some successesiv. at the fourth stage, Unconscious Competence, praise the learner and reinforce the learning.”The GILS Model: Leader Perspective Learning notes:Presentation
  • Self-mastery:Be Proactive Take initiative in life.Take responsibility for your choices and the subsequent consequences that follow.Begin with the End in Mind Self-discover and clarify your deeply important character values and life goals. Envision the ideal characteristics for each of your various roles and relationships in life.Put First Things First Plan, prioritize, and executeWorking with others:Think Win-Win Genuinely strive for mutually beneficial solutions or agreements in your relationships.Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood Use empathetic listening to be genuinely influenced by a person.creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.Synergize Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone. Self-renewal:Sharpen the Saw Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle.
  • It is hopeless. There is no single trace of life.
  • Wow. Everything buds. There are so many opportunities.
  • The work is too hard and is never ending. Why do I have to bend myself and keep sweating here?
  • Wow. What a blessing this farmland is! There are so many fruits and crops waiting for us.
  • You will not stay here forever. It will be hopefully one of the critical stages of your life.
  • PALSI Student Orientation (Semester B, 2011/12)

    1. 1. PALSI Student OrientationPeer Assisted Learning and Supplemental Instruction (PALSI)Hokling CheungOffice of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE)January 2012
    2. 2. reason for existing.” ~“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own - Albert Einstein
    3. 3. “Life isnt about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - George Bernard Shaw
    4. 4. Who are you?Why are you here?What is PALSI or peerassisted learning? Why? Please introduce yourselves to at least TWO NEW friends sitting nearby. Tell them what you expect to GAIN from this peer assisted learning scheme, PALSI.
    5. 5. Intended Learning OutcomesThrough the peer assisted learning scheme, PALSI students, i.e. YOU are expectedto be able to identify your learning needs & interests apply effective learning attitude, strategies and skills collaborate with other learning partners to learn more actively and reflectively explain the expectations and outcomes of your own programme and courses identify opportunities for discovery and innovation
    6. 6. PALSI is a peer-assisted learning scheme using SupplementalInstruction (SI) model. PALSI aims at enhancing studentsunderstanding in course materials and improve students’ overalllearning and reasoning skills. Regularly scheduled, out-of-class and peer-facilitated review sessions are open to all students taking the PALSI courses.
    7. 7. ? Peer Assisted LearningSenior year students No spoon feeding! How does learning happen?who have performed PALSI Leaders should What is effective learning?well in the department design and arrange the Considercore courses. Not sessions to encourage Content knowledgenecessary experts. They active, collaborative Intellectual thinking skillsshould possess and reflective learning. Learning needs & attitude • content knowledge Learning strategies and skills • positive attitude Deep learning • effective learning strategies Maricopa Community Colleges, 1997 Miller et al, 2006
    8. 8. Why peer assisted learning? What can I gain from learning with the PALSI Leaders and other PALSI Students?
    9. 9. This is a This is a snake. tree. This is a faded leaf.This is a branch. This is a high mountain. This is a cave.
    10. 10. Image source:
    11. 11. The Four Levels of Competence Level 4: Unconscious Competence Level 3: Conscious Competence Level 2: Conscious IncompetenceLevel 1: Unconscious Incompetence Manage Train Learn, 2011 Mindtools, 2011
    12. 12. 6 Intellectual Thinking Skills & Learning Outcomes CREATING EVALUATING ANALYZING APPLYING UNDERSTANDING REMEMBERING Revised Bloom Taxonomy, Anderson L., 1990
    13. 13. Image source:
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    15. 15. Learning Styles Archway School, 2011
    16. 16. Learning And Study Strategies Inventories (LASSI) SKILL WILL Self-RegulationStudents learning Students receptivity to Students manage, or self-strategies, skills and learning new information, regulate and control the wholethought processes related their attitudes and learning process through usingto identifying, acquiring interests in college, their their time effectively, focusingand constructing meaning diligence, self-discipline, their attention and maintainingfor important new and willingness to exert their concentration overinformation, ideas and the effort necessary to time, checking to see if they haveprocedures, and how they successfully complete met the learning demands for aprepare for and academic requirements, class, an assignment or ademonstrate their new and the degree to which test, and using study supportsknowledge on tests or they worry about their such as review sessions, tutors orother evaluative academic performance. special features of a textbook.procedures. H&H Publishing, 2011
    17. 17. MotivationTwo typical ways to motivate people.What are the differences between these two types of motivation?
    18. 18. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us There are many reasons to motivate people. Find out what you believe and value. Motivate yourself and stayIs it true that the higher the highly motivated until you achievereward, the better performance? your goals.
    19. 19. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People1. Be proactive2. Begin with the end in mind3. Put first things first4. Think win-win5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood6. Synergize7. Sharpen the saw Image source S.R. Covey (1989) bits_of_Highly_Effective_People.jpg Image source:
    20. 20. Time Management? Image source:
    21. 21. “Things I wish I had known in my first year.”
    22. 22. “The 21 Things Every First Year College Student Should Do”
    23. 23. An Old Farmer & His Four Sons I am too old So he sent his sons, one by one, and it’s about to the farmland at different time … time. Which son could inherit my farmland?
    24. 24. This is totally hopeless. There is no single trace of life.
    25. 25. Wow. Everything buds!There are so many opportunities.
    26. 26. Why do I have to bend myself and keep sweating here?The work is too hard and is never ending.
    27. 27. Wow. What a blessing this farmland is!There are so many fruits and crops waiting for us.
    28. 28. It was but a same farmland. Why the four sons would have so different reactions to it? My Sons, make good use of this farmland together. There will be moments of hardship to make you feel hopeless and exhausted. However if you FOUR can work it out together and share, you will see the abundance of opportunity and blessing that it can bring to you.Special thanks to Stan Zimnyfor granting us the permission to use these four photos dated 2 September 2011.
    29. 29. SamYear 2Information SystemsCollege of BusinessPALSI Student, 2010-11
    30. 30. PinkieYear 2AccountancyCollege of BusinessPALSI Student, 2010-11
    31. 31. It is a knowledge hub where you can collaborate with a lot of masters, peers and friends through different activities and make use of resources and services to facilitate your own journey of knowledge, discovery and innovation. Cherish your learning buddies!World rankings110 QS World University Rankings 201115 QS Asian University Rankings 2011
    32. 32. Make good use of the PALSI Scheme• Come to EVERY session• Do ask questions• Learn how to fish• Contribute!• Be friendly• Be open minded• Enjoy!
    33. 33. Preparing EACH sessionContent & ActivityArrive at the session earlyGreetingsAgendaConclusion of the session
    34. 34. Preparing the 1st sessionContent & ActivityAbout me & youLearningPALSI scheme and sessionsConclusion
    35. 35. Anyone who stops learning is old,whether at twenty or eighty.- Henry Ford It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong.When the student is - Martin H. Fischerready, the masterappears. - Buddhist Proverb In everyones life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer
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