EDUC10170 How to Superpower your Learning in College

Academic Year 2022/2023

Do you want to become a more effective learner at college? Do you want to learn how to study better, take control of your motivation, and think more intelligently?

This module will help you superpower your learning by actively developing core competencies for effective learning. These are motivation, concentration, self-regulation, critical and creative thinking, having a positive self-identity, and managing examination stress. These competencies lie at the heart of human learning: our unique ability to learn complex things rapidly and intensely. However, often we are learning in the dark, lacking conscious control over how or why we learn. By harnessing recent advances in the Science of Learning (SoL) and the psychology of identity, we can begin to master our learning competencies whilst retaining a moral perspective on who we are within college and society.

Human Learning is taught using a flipped classroom model, where you will access the learning materials online then attend an on-campus small group tutorial. Each week you can prepare for the tutorial at your own pace by watching a pre-recorded lecture, engaging with online materials and activities, and doing a weekly reading from the module textbook.

In tutorials, your tutor will guide you and your classmates to build your learner competencies using active techniques, for example simulation games, quizzes, debates and problem solving.

We look forward to meeting you in Autumn 2021!

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module, you should be able to:

1. Consciously identify and control your own learning processes

2. Critically reflect on knowledge and on your identity as a learner in college and society

Indicative Module Content:

Topics covered weekly are:

1. Learner beliefs and attitudes
2. Motivation to learn
3. Academic emotions
4. Engagement and flow
5. Self-regulated learning
6. Critical and creative thinking
7. What makes you happy?
8. Personality
9. Learner identity
10. College identity
11. Navigating the college to work transition
12. Managing examination stress

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

96

Lectures

12

Tutorial

12

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Approaches to teaching and learning include:
1. Online pre-recorded lectures
2. Online enrichment materials and a weekly reading
3. Small group tutorials either on campus or online with interactive activities including quizzes, questionnaires, role play and debates
**Please note that tutorial attendance will contribute to your final grade.** 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
SCI10040 - Prepare for Your Future Career


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Reflective essay on how you learn best at college Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Moran, A. (2018). Managing your own learning at university. Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin Press. ISBN: 9781910820261
Name Role
Andrea Maynard Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Autumn