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Lcl100 Ssk13 Lecture 1 Power Point

  1. 1. Learning & Communication Behaviour Lecture 1 Learning Independently Lecturer Craig McIntosh
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>No need to take notes just listen to this bit </li></ul><ul><li>I’m just telling you about the course and why you’re here (most of you will know that - those who don’t better take notes) </li></ul><ul><li>2nd & 3rd year students can fiddle with their mobiles </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint slides will only tell you where I’m starting not where I go so don’t rely on them as lecture notes. They’ll tell you where I’m up to so you can check that you’re getting it all down </li></ul>
  3. 3. Unit Content <ul><li>The Unit covers 4 basic topics: </li></ul><ul><li>Learning - both independently & in groups; </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge & Ethics - what it is, where it comes from & how you use it; </li></ul><ul><li>Communication - writing in various forms, oral presentations & digital communication; & </li></ul><ul><li>Research - finding stuff out that you need to know for assignments & to show how smart you are </li></ul>
  4. 4. The University in your Life <ul><li>This is where you can start to take some notes </li></ul><ul><li>Independent learning & the “real” world </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline Areas & Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Generic Skills (see slides 5 & 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>
  5. 5. The University in your Life cont. <ul><li>Graduate Attributes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capability in their chosen profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective and ethical in work and community situations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable and able to manage change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aware of local and international environments </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The University in your Life cont. <ul><li>Generic Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to tackle unfamiliar problems; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to work independently. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The University in your Life cont. <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… is the process of uncovering the essential elements of an argument or a position that someone holds to be true. It requires the student to produce evidence in support of their position but to also be aware that there may be contrary evidence and as such only relative truth. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The University in your Life cont. <ul><li>The essential elements of critical thinking are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Argument; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debate; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotion; & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openness. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The University in your Life cont. <ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Known as problem-based learning at university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed from the sciences and adapted particularly by business as a methodology of improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to critical thinking but based around projects rather than ideas </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Dealing with Independent Study <ul><li>Adjustments to physical, emotional and expectational environment </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself to the academic staff </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a point to make friends </li></ul><ul><li>Build a network of potential support that you may never need but is your safety net </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs & study </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dealing with Independent Study <ul><li>Concluding Remarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent learning doesn’t mean teaching staff at universities don’t care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are responsible for your own work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more responsible you are the more response you get </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember ask someone: start with a friend and work up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the most of everything </li></ul></ul>

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