Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning

Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning

Paperback Palgrave Study Skills

By (author) Stella Cottrell

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 24mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333921240
  • ISBN 13: 9780333921241
  • Illustrations note: references, index
  • Sales rank: 283,187

Product description

This work sets study skills development in context, outlining good teaching practices and positive learning environments that enhance student skills. It addresses such skills as supportive infrastructures, induction practices, orientation of students to HE, and supporting "at risk" students. The book offers a range of activities for teaching staff to adapt when teaching study skills to individuals or groups. Topics covered include: managing learning, interactive group skills, writing skills, revision and exam strategies, memory, thinking skills, and developing skills of critical analysis.

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Author information

STELLA COTTRELL is Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of the best-selling The Study Skills Handbook, as well as The Exam Skills Handbook, Critical Thinking Skills and Skills for Success, a key text on personal development planning.

Table of contents

Preface PART ONE: LEARNING IN CONTEXT Introduction Understanding the Learner Supportive Learning Environments Induction, Orientation and the Identification of Learning Needs Integrating Study Skills into Teaching Writing: The Burning Issue Study Skills Programmes Supporting Individual Students Teaching to Support Learning: The Reflective Practitioner PART TWO: MENUS Outlines for Study Skills Sessions Introduction to the Section Induction: Orientation to Learning Managing Learning: Attitudes and Approaches to Learning Managing Learning: Identifying Skills and Learning Priorities Working with Others Organisational Skills Thinking Skills Using Lectures Effectively Reading for Research Writing Skills I Writing Skills II Writing Skills III Critical and Analytical Thinking Skills Seminars and Oral Presentations Memory Revision and Exams Drawing it Together Appendices References Index