Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning

Teaching Study Skills and Supporting Learning

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Sets study skills teaching in context and outlines positive environments to enhance student skills. It addresses areas such as supportive infrastructures, induction, and supporting 'at risk' students. Topics include: interactive group skills, revision and exam strategies, writing, memory and critical analysis skills.show more

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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 24mm | 780.19g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XVI, 356 p.
  • 0333921240
  • 9780333921241
  • 350,631

About Stella Cottrell

Stella Cottrell is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement at the University of East London, UK. This position sees a return to the University of East London for Stella where she previously spent ten years working in educational development. Prior to her current position, Stella was Director for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leeds, UK.She has an international reputation for teaching and learning with her publications for staff and students being used by universities and colleges around the world. First published in 1999, The Study Skills Handbook is now in its 4th edition and has sold more than 3/4 million copies worldwide. Stella has authored a number of other bestselling study skills guides as part of the Palgrave Study Skills series including Critical Thinking Skills and The Palgrave Student Planner. Palgrave's interactive e-learning study skills resource, skills4studycampus, is also based on her work.show more

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.show more

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