Course SyllabusEDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College SuccessFall 2018 (16-week)Instructor:Dr. Sharie AdamsonPhone: 951 970-3035 (call or text)Office Hours: Arranged by appointment; video chatEmail: [email protected]Blackboard access available atACC My Student Life available atCampus:DILCourse Data:Section: EDUC 1300 (74024); Course dates: 8/27 – 12/16Course Description:A study of the 1) research and theory in the psychologyof learning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategiclearning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for theintroduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students useassessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identifytheir own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students areultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussedacross their own academic programs and become effective and efficientlearners. Students developing these skills should be able to continuallydraw from the theoretical models they have learned.Course Rationale/Purpose:The purpose of this course is to provide all interested studentswith an opportunity to learn and adopt the knowledge, skills, motivation and behaviors thatwill enhance their success in learning and in life.Course Objectives:Upon successful completion of this course students will:1.Increase their level of knowledge in and active use of the following factors which affectlearning:a.A model of effective learninga.Past experiences and attitudes in educational settingsb.Learning styles and types of intelligenced.Personal patterns and habitse.Goal-setting process and practicesf.Motivational strategies2.Improve their abilities and actions in the following learning and studystrategy areas:a.Critical, creative, and practical thinkingb.Research and writing skills
c.Reading textbooks activelyd.Effective note takinge.Improving memory and recallf.Test preparation and test-taking skills3.Demonstrate increased application of the following self-regulation skills:a.Locating and using resourcesb.Managing time effectivelyc.Managing goals, motivation, concentrationd.Exercising executive control over their learning (metacognition)e.Monitoring self-esteem and self-talkf. Completing a self-change/learning projectGeneral Education Student Learning Outcomes:As a CoreCurriculum course, students completing this course will demonstratecompetence in:1.Civic and Cultural AwarenessAnalyzing and critiquing competing perspectives in a democratic society;comparing, contrasting, and interpreting differences and commonalitiesamong peoples, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices2.Critical ThinkingGathering, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and applying information.