Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Common Student mistakes: What We Can Learn From Socrates, the Cognitive Sciences and The Simpsons

2,282 views

Published on

``To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes; the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.''---Plutarch.

Have you ever wondered why you, being a university or college student, aren't progressing despite your effort?

It may be that you are working frustratingly hard but without commensurate results, due to deficient mindset and/ or methodology.

While a wide variety of problems can result in sub-optimal learning performance, there are 7 main categories of student mistakes that recur with alarming regularity. You may be making one, or more, of the these mistakes. Not to fret though; each of these debilitating hindrances can be surmounted with self-awareness and some effort, paving the way for enjoyable, and productive, learning experiences.

Published in: Education
  • very useful slides
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

Common Student mistakes: What We Can Learn From Socrates, the Cognitive Sciences and The Simpsons

  1. 1. COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES: WHAT STUDENTS CAN LEARN FROM SOCRATES, THE COGNI T IVE SCIENCES, AND THE SIMPSONS
  2. 2. 1 HAVING A F IXED MINDSET
  3. 3. “The mind is everything; what you think you become”
  4. 4. "Imagine that one day, you go to a class that is really important to you and that you like a lot. The professor returns the midterm papers to the class. You got a C+. You’re very disappointed. That evening on the way back to your home, you find that you’ve gotten a parking ticket. Being really frustrated, you call your best friend to share your experience but are sort of brushed off.” How will you react?
  5. 5. But I thought you were smart …
  6. 6. Will you react with … I am a failure; I'm a loser; I'm stupid and life just stinks; or even something as grim as “I’m the most unlucky person on this earth.”
  7. 7. HAVING A FIXED MINDSET SOLUT ION: CONQUER YOUR MIND TO REAL I ZE YOUR POTENT IAL
  8. 8. A better approach “I’d start thinking about studying harder (or studying in a different way) for my next test in that class, I’d pay the ticket, and I’d work things out with my best friend the next time we speak.”; “I’d look at what was wrong on my exam, resolve to do better, pay my parking ticket, and call my friend to tell her I was upset the day before.”; “Work hard on my next paper, speak to the teacher, be more careful where I park or contest the ticket, and find out what’s wrong with my friend.”
  9. 9. A. HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET
  10. 10. B. A IM FOR MA S T E R Y
  11. 11. C. USING INTRINSIC MOT IVAT ION
  12. 12. 2 THE FAI LURE TO ENGAGE ‘ Y O U R S E L F ’ IN LEARNING
  13. 13. “To move the world, we must move ourselves.”
  14. 14. THE FAI LURE TO ENGAGE ‘ Y O U R S E L F ’ IN LEARNING SOLUT ION: KNOWLEDGE WI L L NOT GIVE A PART OF I TSEL F UNT I L YOU GIVE TO I T AL L OF YOURSEL F .
  15. 15. A. ASK QUEST IONS
  16. 16. B. S TUDY MORE ACT I V E L Y
  17. 17. C. ENJOY YOUR STUDIES
  18. 18. 3 THE FAI LURE TO MANAGE T IME
  19. 19. THE FAI LURE TO MANAGE T IME SOLUT ION: UNT I L WE CAN MANAGE T IME, WE CAN MANAGE NOTHING ELSE.
  20. 20. A. FORM GOOD HABI TS
  21. 21. B. MINDFULNESS AND THE ART OF FOCUS
  22. 22. C. PRIORI T I Z A T ION AND DI SCI P L INE
  23. 23. 4 FAI L ING TO REAL I ZE THAT FAI L ING IS KEY
  24. 24. “You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is: Never try.”
  25. 25. MISTAKES ARE NOT A PROBLEM; NOT LEARNING FROM THEM IS.
  26. 26. FAI L ING TO REAL I ZE THAT FAI L ING IS KEY SOLUT ION: ERR UNABASHEDLY AND LEARN— L IKE A CHI LD DOES
  27. 27. A. EMBRACE FAI LURES
  28. 28. B. D O N ’ T BE INT IMIDATED BY CONFUSION
  29. 29. C. VALUE EFFORT OVER INTELLIGENCE & THE PROCESS OVER REWARDS
  30. 30. 5 FAI L ING TO REAL I ZE THAT LEARNING IS SOCIAL
  31. 31. FAI L ING TO REAL I ZE THAT LEARNING IS SOCIAL SOLUT ION: NO ONE CAN DO I T FOR YOU, B U T Y O U C A N ’ T D O I T A L O N E .
  32. 32. A. HAVE A MENTOR OR A COACH
  33. 33. Daniel Coyle Advice on finding effective mentors 1. Seek Someone Who Gives Short, Clear Directions; 2. Seek Someone Who Loves Teaching Fundamentals; 3. Seek Someone Who Does NOT remind you of a Courteous Waiter; 4. Seek Someone Who Scares You a Little.
  34. 34. DREAM BIG AND HAVE IDEALS
  35. 35. B. SEEK FEEDBACK
  36. 36. B. SEEK FEEDBACK
  37. 37. C. TO LEARN, TEACH
  38. 38. 6 BEING A LEARNING MONOGAMIST
  39. 39. BEING A LEARNING MONOGAMIST SOLUT ION: ENCOURAGE LEARNING POLYGAMY.
  40. 40. A. AVOID THE I L LUSIONS OF LEARNING Frogs are Frogs, and Fish are Fish. And That is That. THE TADPOLE TEL LS THE F ISH THAT BIRDS HAVE WINGS
  41. 41. B. SEEK DIVERSE KNOWLEDGE SOURCES
  42. 42. C. DIVERSI TY IN STUDY TECHNIQUES
  43. 43. 7 NOT LEARNING HOW TO LEARN
  44. 44. “Books are useless! I only ever read one book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin... but what good does that do me?”— Homer Simpson.
  45. 45. "Good books are over your head; they would not be good if they are not”
  46. 46. NOT LEARNING HOW TO LEARN SOLUT ION: D O N ’ T B E A N H I G H L Y QUAL I F IED A GRADE SHEEP.
  47. 47. A. DEVELOP METACOGNI T IVE SKI L LS
  48. 48. B. LEARN CRI T ICAL THINKING
  49. 49. C. BECOME A L I FELONG LEARNER
  50. 50. COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES: “ I S T H E R E A N Y O N E S O WISE AS TO LEARN BY THE EXPERIENCE OF O T H E R S ? ” —VOL TAIRE.
  51. 51. 7 COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES 1 Having a fixed mindset 2 The failure to engage yourself in learning 3 The failure to manage time 4 Failing to realize that failing is key 5 Failing to realize that learning is social 6 Being a learning monogamist 7 Not learning how to learn
  52. 52. 7 COMMON STUDENT MISTAKES

×