This 4-part mini course will help you explore what university learning is like and build your foundation for academic success at U of T, whether you’re curious, nervous or just excited about your academic transition.
- Explore your purpose, motivation and strengths as a learner.
- Activate your curiosity for better critical thinking.
- Understand the science and practice of learning to study more effectively.
- Enhance your academic resourcefulness by connecting with students, faculty and staff.
This mini course provides the foundational tools and perspectives for your academic journey at U of T. It complements other transition initiatives, like the University Prep Workshops.
Foundations for University Learning is part of the Academic Resilience Initiatives at Academic Success. We support academic resilience through the development of learning strategies, productivity habits and wellness practices through group programming that fosters community and belonging.
Incoming and returning undergraduate students. All students are welcome to register.
How The Program Works
This 4-part mini course is designed to introduce you to learning at U of T and set you up to be resourceful, connected and prepared for your studies. Choose to register for one, two, three or four of the sessions.
Students who attend all four sessions and complete a reflection can earn Co-Curricular Record recognition.
What is University Learning?
- Discover the differences between high school and university learning.
- Discover university-level and discipline-specific expectations.
- Identify and apply your strengths to this new adventure.
The Science & Practice of Learning
- Understand learning and the power of metacognition to move beyond simple memorization.
- Commit to new ways of studying.
- Discover how to enhance your academic self-efficacy and shape your mindset for learning.
Activate Your Curiosity for Better Critical Thinking
- Discover the importance of critical thinking to learning at university.
- Become an academic problem-solver.
- Identify the importance of failure to our learning processes.
Build Your Academic Resourcefulness
- Plan to allocate space and time for studying.
- Build the relationships to find belonging.
- Learn how to navigate the practical and protective resources for your success.
Register on CLNx via the links below:
- Tuesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. What is University Learning?
- Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m. The Science and Practice of Learning
- Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m. Activate Your Curiosity for Better Critical Thinking
- Thursday, August 26 at 7 p.m. Build Your Academic Resourcefulness