What is EDUC 1300: Learning Frameworks?
This course will cover a wide variety of useful topics and objectives including the study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning, and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners.
Why is Learning Frameworks an important class?
As you begin your educational journey in higher education, you will likely notice some distinct differences between high school and college. The workload will likely be more challenging, you may find it a challenge to balance your home, work, and school obligations. You may encounter new ideas, terminology, and expectations that are outside of your comfort level. Ultimately, Learning Frameworks is a course that sets you up for success throughout your college journey and beyond. Students are expected to integrate and apply the learning skills and objectives learned across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned. There is something applicable to everyone in this course, and that’s the beauty of a course like this.
College Has its Own Culture and Language
Imagine that you have just been dropped from a plane into a foreign country for which you do not speak the language. You attempt to act as you would in your home country, but things just aren’t the same. When students transition to higher education, they may find it a challenge to acclimate to the culture and understand the language associated with it. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the expectations that come along with the college experience and better understand some of the terminology you may encounter. Doing this will help give you a leg up on integrating into your college experience.
How to be Successful in College
For most people, college is not free. You are expected to either pay from your own pocket or take out student loans that you will have to pay back in the future. Most people do not enjoy wasting money and getting nothing in return. That’s why it is so important to set yourself up for success early so you can successfully complete each semester and get what you paid for.