ERIC Number: ED309796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Integrating Learning Skills into the Curriculum: A Handbook and Workbook.
Boultbee, Glynis Wilson; Anderson, Robert
This handbook and companion workbook were developed to help faculty members at Red Deer College incorporate learning skills objectives into the curriculum. The handbook consists of two learning modules, each including statements of objectives, lists of learning activities, and information sheets. Module 1: defines learning skills as strategies employed by a student to make his/her learning more efficient and effective; discusses the importance of attitudinal and metacognitive abilities in learning; considers the input, processing, and output skills needed to deal with information; and lists instructional formats for teaching learning skills. Module 2 begins with a bibliography of relevant materials and a list of on-campus resource people. It also includes guidance on: identifying the learning skills needed by students in the course or program, setting broad objectives for the course, evaluating instructional effectiveness, motivating students to develop learning skills, and class planning. In addition, the module suggests a number of strategies for integrating learning skills into classroom activities. Appendixes contain handouts for students on a four-step problem-solving model, the meaning of key words used in essay questions, notetaking formats, preparation for exams, a textbook reading strategy, time management, and other learning skills. A case study of the integration of learning skills into an Educational Foundations course and an annotated bibliography of resources in the college library are also included. The accompanying workbook is to be used by the instructor to test his/her progress and keep notes, for future on the research and planning accomplished. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Red Deer Coll. (Alberta).