Topic_1_Learning_theories

Topic_1_Learning_theories - Name Mr Thejaswi Padmanabha Ms...

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Unformatted text preview: Name : Mr. Thejaswi Padmanabha Ms. Elaine Lau Email : [email protected] [email protected] Phone : 2782 2433 Ext. 223 / Ext. 214 Reference book: Baker et al. 2002, ‘ Working Communication’, Wiley,Milton. Summers & Smith, 2006, ‘Communication Skills Handbook’, 2nd edn, Wiley, Milton. Aims This unit aims to: 1.help students to acquire and develop the generic skills that measure their learning in tertiary education 2. assist students to develop the skills to access and critically evaluate a wide variety of tools and resources for learning 3. enable students to learn to communicate effectively in terms of assessment tasks, both written or oral 4. encourage students to develop a positive orientation to self-managed, lifelong learning. Subject Objectives select learning tools and resources which are most appropriate for a specific task and use those tools and resources to critically evaluate information and complete the task. apply appropriate strategies for learning from written text (print and online), learning in face-to-face settings, and learning collaboratively demonstrate effective written communication skills, including the ability to analyze information and write a report and academic essay apply skills to the processes of learning and communication self-diagnose learning difficulties and source solutions to overcome such difficulties. COMMUNICATION II TOPIC 1 Theories of Learning ‘Learning is a journey, not a destination’ ‘Learning is a process, not an outcome’ OBJECTIVES: • identify and discuss the elements of learning • discuss various theories of learning • define learning in your own words • discuss the impact of culture of university on learning • analyze and articulate your motivations on learning • identify and discuss some of the barriers to effective learning WHAT’S LEARNING? Do you think the focus of learning is on knowledge itself or on the process of acquiring knowledge? Does it matter? Maybe it’s just the difference between ‘learning’ as a verb (what you do) and ‘learning’ as a noun. Try to define on you own (may be just write some relevant keywords). ‘profound scholarly knowledge’ ‘the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge’ ‘the process of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, or skills from study, instruction, or experience’ and ‘the knowledge, attitudes, or skills acquired’ ‘the process by which relatively permanent changes occur in behavioral potential as a result of experience’ ‘Changes in a person's behaviour caused by information and experience’...
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