ERIC Number: ED340923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Learning to Learn. Introducing Adults to the Culture, Context and Conventions of Knowledge. A Guide for Teachers.
McCormack, Robin; Pancini, Geraldine
This guide is designed for those teaching return-to-study courses for adults. It is divided into two parts. A course guide begins by explaining why past approaches for equipping students for academic success are unhelpful. The approach used in this guide is described by drawing on cognitive psychology, especially about short- and long-term memory, schemas, and metacognition. The course guide concludes with a one-page "Reflections Sheet" designed to help users confirm their understanding of the ideas and help them to develop their own repertoire of anecdotes, examples, and reflections about learning. Part 2 consists of session guides covering five areas: learning and short-term memory, long-term memory and revising, teacher cues and academic knowledge, libraries and the Dewey system, and reading and the structure of books. Each session guide provides a variety of resources to assist in teaching a 3-hour session. A guide lists the key points of the session and provides the following: sample lesson plan with summary checklists; more detailed background information on the main ideas for the session; teaching notes to suggest ways of presenting the course; and copies of homework sheets, handouts, and overhead project slides. Each session concludes with a one-page reflections sheet. Anecdotes about learning to learn and quotations are included throughout the manual, set off in boxes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Age Differences, Andragogy, Cues, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Libraries, Library Instruction, Long Term Memory, Metacognition, Reading Instruction, Reentry Students, Refresher Courses, Schemata (Cognition), Short Term Memory, Teaching Guides
Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training, GPO Box 4367, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($25.00 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Victoria Ministry of Education, Melbourne (Australia). Div. of Further Education.
Authoring Institution: Footscray Coll. of Technical and Further Education (Australia).