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Scots Learning to Learn Course

Best practices on how to use simple flash animations in combination with prezi Path and Frames - to achieve a strong narrative.
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John Horrell

on 14 April 2011

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Transcript of Scots Learning to Learn Course

You can be as precise as you like, but most movement ideas can be expressed with just 2 or 3 images. fig. 1 fig. 2 Here, the trick was to turn the bottom image upside down.
(Rotate using the Zebra.)
The resulting movement on the Path creates a feeling of
falling over. Surprise your audience with
unexpected changes
in ratio, optical illusions and
hidden details. Scots College 2011


Study Skills Seminar To develop a program of workshops and support for all students around study skills, exam technique and time management. This will focus on best practice and include input from staff and students.
i.Motivation
ii.Procrastination
iii.Distractions – almost exclusively technological
iv.Organisation and planning
v.Self-discipline Believe it or not, the most effective way to battle the problems of distractions, poor concentration and low self esteem is to improve your learning environment…You cannot learn at the kitchen table, at the living room coffee table or on your bed…It is essential to have a well padded chair on the seat and at the back. It is worth every cent you spend to buy a proper chair.. Also check the lighting and ensure you have at least two light sources in your study area.

Study Smarter Not Harder – Kevin Paul The average brain contains 10,000,000,000 neurons or nerve cells. This produces an estimated number of connections that can be expressed as 10 to the power of 800. There are also between 100,000 and 1 million different chemicals at work in the brain….The brain is clearly very complex and grossly under-used. 12 Steps to Study Success – Conrad Lashley To successfully travel that long road to your goals, you must believe in yourself. Surround yourself with positive messages and reminders of past success. Study Smarter Not Harder – Kevin Paul • His habits are self acceptance, risk taking, independence, optimism, internal locus of control for learning, high frustration tolerance, goal setting, time management, tolerance of others, reflective problem solving, tolerance of limits. Michael Bernard Guy Claxton Resilience – being ready, willing and able to lock on to learning
II. Resourcefulness – being ready, willing and able to learn in different ways.
III. Reflectiveness – Being ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning
IV. Reciprocity – Being ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others.
MY BRIEF FROM SCOTS Today’s Talk•My Brief from Scots•The Proposed Programme•Scots Student survey•Traditional Approaches to Study Skills•An Alternative Approach to Study Skills•Discussion time•Survey PROPOSED PROGRAMME MEETING WITH PARENTS School Meeting Study Skills and motivation Targeted Intervention with students - concurrent workshops Term 3 Targeted Intervention - concurrent workshops - dates to be decided Term 4 Session with each year level - preparing for exams BLOCKS TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING What can be done about these things? Alternative Approach Traditional Approach The first pillar of the programme is therefore - Habits of the Mind 2nd Pillar is motivation Pillar 3 - Organisation - The Big Picture 4th Pillar - Assimilating information Summary Suggesting an approach based on:

1. Developing Habits of the mind
2. Increasing motivation levels
3. Improving organisation levels by getting students to see the big picture
4. Developing ways of assimilating information based on individual learning styles
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