Dr: Fatma Elzahraa
QUESTIONS TO FOCUS
1- What are the most important components of
your quality world?
2- How can you use academic transformation
process to become a successful student?
3- What characteristics of autonomous learners do
My Willingness to
We believe that your ability to choose
goals and behaviors is foundational to
become a successful student.
Your first priority is to determine the life
you want to have and the person you want
1- Our quality world holds our deepest
values and feelings.
2- It is the place where we would feel
completely loved and protected.
3- We move back and forth between
everyday external world and our quality
world numerous times each day.
4- We are shaping and reshaping our
What is Quality World?
College can be an exhilarating
experience if it matches your
and can be brutal if it does not.
A Quality World
We can use our ability to think deeply and
carefully about important issues and
relationship to one another.
Improving our Quality World
Reflection rests on three attitudes:
Openness, Observation, and Objectivity
The Four Major Arenas of life
It is the process by which you become
a more successful student with a clear
view of your future professions and
able to fulfill personal and social lives.
The principles and strategies are
easily transferable to other areas of
Assess your current academic situation
Set short – and long- term academic goals based on
Create list of immediate objectives and action plan
to meet them
Work to accomplish your objectives
Evaluate your progress
Make adjustments as needed, and repeat
An Autonomous Learner
The autonomous learner is a person
independently competent in a wide variety
of academic tasks, able to achieve goals
based on values, and skilled in self
1- Autonomous learners have a realistic view of
themselves and their academic abilities
2- Autonomous learners are ethical
3- Autonomous learners set realistic and appropriate
goals for academic achievement
4- Autonomous learners understand their own learning
strengths and weaknesses
5- Autonomous learners manage their behaviors to
reach their goals
6- Autonomous learners use effective learning strategies
and adopt those strategies to new situations
7- Autonomous learners use appropriate resources in a
The Role of Thinking in Study
• Human Learning
Is a difference occurs within the learner.
• Critical Thinking
The disciplined art of ensuring that you use the
best thinking you are capable of in any set of
• Becoming fare-minded is challenging
Three-Stage Model of Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking in the Academic Disciplines
1- Thinking creates content.
2- Thinking expresses, organizes, maintains
and expands content.
3- The deeper your level of thinking, the
deeper your level of learning.
4- The fastest way to deepen your learning I
to ask questions about the content.
Types of knowledge
Knowing how to
and why to use a
task and ourselves
1- The First step is to translate or articulate an abstract
idea into specific examples.
2- The Second step is to interpret or explain the difference
between the concept and specific example.
3- The Third step is to extrapolate, which is the ability to
see connections between two or more identified ideas or to
make predictions based on the understanding of the idea.
1- Learning From Textual Sources
Academic reading is:
Reading for understanding
rather than reading solely for
personal information or
Critical reading is the
foundation of free society.
The more active reading, the
better understanding it yields.
A Structured reading Method
When students read
academic texts, they do
This planning sets your intent, which
increases your reading concentration
The pacer technique
Marking the text
The more you practice remembering the
material, the more you explain it to yourself
or someone else, the more you use the
material in application or analysis , the more
your performance will improve.
2- Learning From Solving Problems
You have to learn the process
so well that you are able to
use it in other situations.
3- Learning From Writing
Writing is one of the most
important methods in learning
how to think critically.
A common form of performing
anxiety is called “A writer's
block” when a person is afraid
to start the writing process.
4- Learning From Individual Projects
Such experiential learning can be quite powerful if your
involvement is high. Individual projects often involve
public presentations using some form of media.
5- Learning From Case Studies
Cases are narratives, situations, select data samplings,
or statements that present unresolved and provocative
issues, situations, or questions.
6- Learning From Peers
Many cultures use it as a primary form of
learning. The opportunities to practice group
projects: Peer tutoring, Structured learning
groups, Study groups, Test review group.
7- Learning From Academic Networking
Is using the benefits of social networking to interact
with peers, faculty, and support services toward the
purpose of improving academic performance.
Self-control is a vital strength and key to success in
Self-regulation failure is the major social pathology
of our time.
People with good self-control seemed exceptionally
good in many ways regarding other people.
Self-control is the only trait that predicts a college
student's grade-point averages.
Self-control lets you relax as you conserve willpower
for important challenges.
The Importance of Willpower
Your brain divided to two
First one houses the primal
drives you have for desires that
Second involves willpower that
has the ability to plan long-
term goals and control your
behaviour by delaying
Scientific Research Results
1- you receive a limited amount of willpower each day
when you awake.
2- Habit are a mixed blessing.
3- Your daily supply of willpower can increase through a
specific set of habits:
Flow is an almost magical state in which
your efforts are so engrossing and enjoyable
that later you realize you were in as “positive
a state as it is possible to feel”
1- You have clear goals every step of the way.
2- You receive immediate feedback to your actions.
3- Your skills and the challenges you face are in good balance.
4- Your action and awareness are merged.
5- You are totally focused on the task without distractions.
6- You are too involved to be concerned with failure.
7- You are too involved to be self-conscious.
8- Your sense of the quantity of time passing distorted.