CS5: Learning to Learn


Learning to learn


EQF 3-4

EQF 5-6

Learning to learn is the ability to pursue and persist in learning, to organise one’s own learning, including through effective management of time and information, both individually and in groups. This competence includes awareness of

one’s learning process and needs, identifying available opportunities, and the ability to overcome obstacles in order to learn successfully. This competence means gaining, processing and assimilating new knowledge and skills as well

as seeking and making use of guidance. Learning to learn engages learners to build on prior learning and life experiences in order to use and apply knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts: at home, at work, in education and training. Motivation and confidence are crucial to an individual’s competence.

1 Understand your own preferred learning strategies (K)

Create a Padlet wall to bring together as many learning strategies as you can think of.

Take a note in Evernote every time a certain learning strategy proves successful.

2 Learning autonomously and with self-discipline (S)

Choose a programming language and learn how to code on Codecademy.

Start from simple math and become a rocket scientist through self study on Khan Academy.

3 Planning (S)

Schedule all your meetings with Calendly.

Use Remember the Milk to manage all your tasks from all your devices.

4 Reflect critically on the purposes and aims of learning (S)

Use an ePortfolio like Dropr, FolioFor.me or Pathbrite.

5 Self assessment (S)

Practice with existing flashcards or create your own with Quizlet.

Create, publish, share and take tests on the Gnowledge website.

6 Seek advice, information & support when necessary (S)

Ask your questions on Open Study, a free online community of students.

Create a Facebook Group with your classmates to exchange info and support.

7 Work collaboratively and share what you have learnt (S)

Learn from your peers or teach them something you know with Stoodle.

Write collaboratively and weave the best parts together in a final text with Mixedink.

8 A problem solving attitude (A)

Check out LessonPaths or Gooru for an answer to your question.

Use your PLN on Twitter to find answers with the hashtag #daretoask