ERIC Number: ED422607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
From High School Student to Lifelong Learner: Your Route to Independence. Research You Can Use: Lifelong Learning Series, Booklet 4.
This booklet is aimed at school students desiring to improve their lifelong learning skills. Part 1 is a checklist to help students determine their preferred learning styles, including sense modalities (reading, listening, viewing pictures or diagrams, touching, or moving) and best learning conditions (preferred sounds, lighting, temperature, seating, time of day, and munchies). Part 2 presents background information on lifelong learning, offering a rationale for learning independently (to do a job well, satisfy one's curiosity, manage information overload, and deal with changing workplaces, career changes, and new technologies) and introducing the importance of good attitude. Part 3 discusses activities for strengthening lifelong learning skills, elaborating on the need to develop positive attitudes toward learning and giving practical suggestions for improving reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, independent learning, study, and higher order thinking skills. Students are advised on how to think about thinking and tackle problem solving. Included are a brief list of resources and an appendix serving as an assignment organizer. (MLH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Guidelines, Habit Formation, High Schools, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Listening, Problem Solving, Reading, Speech Communication, Study Habits, Success, Writing (Composition)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. School Improvement Program.