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Unit 1 Learning Objectives for Course Content

Topic: Reading/Listening Strategies

1. Identify which component of the Model of Strategic Learning Reading and Listening strategies fall under and why.

2. Relate reading and listening strategies to the pillars of being a strategic learner.

3. Explain what is meant by reading/listening being a "constructive process."

4. Discuss how the three components of constructed meaning -- author, reader, and text -- influence the reading process. Be able to give examples of each.

5. Summarize the results of research conducted about speed-reading as discussed in your student-reading packet.

6. Identify the purposes of pre-, during- and post-reading strategies. Be able to give examples of strategies from each category.

Topic: Note taking Strategies

1. Identify which component of the Model of Strategic Learning note taking falls under and why.

2. Relate note-taking strategies to the pillars of being a strategic learner.

3. Explain the Cornell and SUNY methods of note taking. Discuss how using these methods of note taking help a student to be a more active learner.

4. Identify examples of pre-, during- and post-note taking strategies. Also, explain the purpose of each of these categories of strategies.

5. Demonstrate awareness of which note taking strategies would be most appropriate given specific learning situations.

6. Describe the interaction between note taking and the components of the Model of Strategic Learning: skill, will, self-regulation and the academic environment.

Topic: Attitude (ATT)

1. Identify which component of the Model of Strategic Learning Attitude falls under and why.

2. Relate Attitude to the pillars of being a strategic learner.

3. Define and give an example of a "useful" goal.

4. Discuss how each element of a useful goal can influence a person's motivation to achieve the goal.

5. Discuss and give examples of goal conflict and goal commitment.

6. Discuss and give examples of goal ownership.

7. Define and describe the difference between enabling goals, short-term goals and long-term goals.

8. How are wishes and dreams different from goals?

9. Discuss how values and beliefs influence our goals.

10. Discuss and give examples of the three types of goal orientations.

Topic: Model of Strategic Learning

1. List and discuss the four components of the Model of Strategic Learning, and give examples of each. Explain how each of these components can contribute to academic success.

2. List and explain the 4 pillars (characteristics) of strategic learners.

3. Discuss why one should strive to be both effective and efficient in learning.

4. Describe the purpose of the Model of Strategic Learning.

5. Discuss and give an example of how the Model of Strategic Learning is interactive

6. Explain which components of the Model of Strategic Learning are or are not generally under the learner’s direct control.

Topic: Information Processing (INP)

1. Identify which component of the Model of Strategic Learning Information Processing falls under and why.

2. Relate Information Processing to the pillars of being a strategic learner.

3. Discuss and give examples of how learning is an active process.

4. Discuss and give examples of the three categories of knowledge acquisition strategies: rehearsal, elaboration and organization. Be able to determine which category of strategies is best suited for a given situation.

5. Discuss how memory works according to the memory continuum. How can we make information meaningful and get it into long-term memory?

6. Explain the difference between fluency and flexibility in terms of knowledge acquisition strategies. How is being fluent and flexible important for strategic learning?

7. Discuss...
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