If you want to develop as a student to meet new expectations and improve your academic performance, attend Learning How to Learn, a workshop series to support your learning.
- Discover the science of learning to actively engage in your coursework.
- Apply practical strategies to improve your reading, retention and recall.
- Reflect on your strengths to manage procrastination and build healthy habits.
- Understand the importance of challenges and failure to build self-confidence.
Learning How to Learn is part of the Academic Resilience Initiatives at Academic Success on the St. George Campus at the University of Toronto. We support academic resilience through the development of strategies, habits and practices through group programming that fosters community and belonging.
Additional opportunities include Learning Well in First Year, Learning Well in Second Year, and Learning Well for Grads.
All undergraduate, graduate and second-entry professional students
How The Program Works
Learning How to Learn Series
There are 4 workshops in this series that run weekly on Thursday afternoons from January 26 until February 16, 2023.
The Science and Practice of Learning
How does learning happen? In this workshop, discover the building blocks of effective learning and how metacognition (thinking about thinking) can lead to deeper and more durable learning.
- Understand the science of learning to enhance your study practice.
- Move beyond superficial memorization to engage deeply in your coursework.
- Improve your studying with an introduction to key learning strategies.
Organizing Yourself for Effective Learning
Does your to-do list overwhelm you? In this workshop, explore the different types of work you need to do to learn effectively and how to make the most of your brain’s limited resources.
- Learn strategies to manage your energy, not your time.
- Understand cognitive limits and how to work within them.
- Distinguish between deep and shallow work to plan and study more effectively.
Encountering Failure and Difficulty
There’s a paradox in our learning: the more we struggle, the better we learn. But struggling is hard! In this workshop, discover how to acknowledge the difficulty of failure, and learn how to grow from challenge.
- Practice acknowledging the emotional impacts of failure and difficulty.
- Understand the importance of productive success and productive failure.
- Bolster your self-efficacy as you respond to challenges.
Stress, Rest and Getting to the End
It’s a challenging time of the semester. You’ve been busy, but there’s still a lot to do. Join us in this session to manage and reframe stress so you can make it to the end.
- Apply self-compassion as you attend to your holistic needs as a human and learner.
- Identify realistic ways to build rest into your schedule and avoid burnout.
- Create an action plan to complete the semester.
Register on CLNx at the links below:
- The Science and Practice of Learning: Thursday, January 26 at 2 p.m.
- Organizing Yourself for Effective Learning: Thursday, February 2 at 2 p.m.
- Encountering Failure and Difficulty: Thursday, February 9 at 2 p.m.
- Stress, Rest, and Getting to the End: Thursday, February 16 at 2 p.m.
Note: We record each of the Learning How to Learn sessions. To gain access to the recordings, please email Rahul Bhat at firstname.lastname@example.org.