Award in Learning to Learn

Training Course: LL02 - Award in Learning to Learn.

Course Description: The purpose of this module is to help participants approach learning in a positive and receptive manner. It aims to instil in participants a desire to resume, or persist in, learning whatever the outcome of their earlier education experience might have been. Many students are often disillusioned and wrongly believe that either they are unable to learn, or unable to further their studies. This module provides tools which help students approach ensuing modules and other studies with confidence and provides them with learning strategies that enhance their learning potential and capacity.

EQF/ MQF Level: Level 2                                                       ECTS per course: 1

Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face                        Total Hours: 25 hours

Mode of Attendance: Part Time                                           Language: English  

Programme Duration: 1 Week

Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,

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Target Group: This course is aimed at learners 16+, it can however be taken by any candidates. It is beneficial to all those looking to improve their learning skills especially if they have, in the past, struggled within the established education system.

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme

Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).

Course Structure: This Award is designed to enable learners to understand that not only is it never too late to learn, but that with the right tools learning can be rediscovered, beneficial and well worth the time and effort one puts into it.

Knowledge

1. Introduction of motivational skills.

2. Awareness of different learning strategies that enhance learning.

3. Introduction of memory technique.

Skills

4. Outline one's metacognitive competence.

5. Identify skill gaps in one's desired career to plan for further development.

6. Apply different learning skills.

Competences

7. Develop oneself by continuing to update one's skills in a rapidly changing job market.

8. Apply motivational skills to become more self-confident and goal oriented.

9. Initiate self-directed learning.

10. Develop one's self-esteem and sense of personal worth.

Entry Requirements: Have a basic secondary education /school leaving certificate. Be able to communicate both orally and in writing in English.

Outline of Course: The focus of this module is to help young people address their educational lacunae and approach learning in a positive manner. This module is compulsory

and ideally should be the first course taken, before returning to education, since it will provide the tools necessary for students to make the most of any other courses, they will take both at MTRM and later in life, or profit more from any current studies they are undertaking. 

Competences:

a) develop oneself by continuing to update one's skills in a rapidly changing job market.

b) use motivational skills to become more self- confident and goal oriented.

c) initiate self-directed learning.

d) develop one's self esteem and sense of personal worth.

Knowledge

a) introduction to different motivational skills.

b) awareness of different learning strategies to enhance learning.

c) introduction to different memory techniques.

Skills

The learner will be able to:

a) outline one's metacognitive competence.

b) identify skill gaps in one's desired career to plan for further development.

c) apply different learning skills.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

The learner will be able to:

a) reflect on, and identify, which learning techniques best fit one's character and personal learning style.

b) process all relevant information to identify skill gaps for any desired career.

c) think clearly considering feedback given and take the necessary action; one moves from being a mere recipient of information to becoming an active learner.

Module-Specific Communication Skills

The learner will be able to:

a) develop a method of reading, writing, and using time effectively for learning.

Module-Specific Learner Skills

The learner will be able to:

a) reflect on skill gaps and become pro-active in finding ways to further one's learning.

b) reflect on key aspects of effective learning.

c) adapt to new learning techniques.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

The learner will be able to:

a) search for learning techniques online.

b) find, apply for, and follow self-learning courses online

Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Knowledge

Scan to look for information. Skim read and take notes. Collect and summarise information. Take notes for reflection. Keep a journal.  

Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type – Knowledge

Assess personal strengths and areas for further personal development in view of skill gaps. Experiment with looking up and discovering new studying methods and learning techniques which best fit his or her character. Apply the tools given for better memory techniques.

Assessment: The assessment for this Award consists of three parts:

1) Students will be assessed on their participation in class and note- taking for the formative assessment part. The notetaking during classes and workshops need to reflect organisational skills which are one of the main skills targeted in this award This will carry 30% of the mark.

2) For the summative assessment a reflective journal reflecting organisational techniques and incorporating lesson notes, study techniques, hints, links to websites etc. which was being kept throughout the course, is to be presented at the end of the module. 50% of the global mark will be for the actual journal.

3) The remaining 20% will be allocated for a discussion with each student where understanding of the concepts and how these can be realistically applied in life is assessed.

The maximum mark for the course is set at l100% and to be awarded a certificate, students will be required to achieve a minimum of 50% of the mark in each component.

Hours of Total Learning – 25:

Total Contact Hours: 10

Self-Study Hours: 12

Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 0

Assessment Hours: 3

Course Fee: €130 (min 6 persons).

Date of Next Intake: March 2023

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