Perspectives on learning

Learning: behaviors, techniques, brainwork, and mistaken attitudes

Identifies the quality of an individual student’s learning behaviors.

Readers learn whether or not their behavior and techniques are on-track or need to be changed/adjusted to succeed. At the beginning of each chapter, the student fills in a questionnaire about that strategy, much like the surveys so popular in teen magazines (Check all that apply, Rank these items, etc.). At the end of the chapter, students return to the survey and compares their answers with what has just been learned.

Builds efficient and effective ways of approaching a learning situation independently.

Many students don’t know how to go about learning or how to develop more advanced learning techniques to handle work as subjects grow more complex. The book presents various learning approaches. As readers’ learning strategies begin to develop and multiply, students will be arming themselves with maturing study systems—able to manage their learning level.

Explains how different courses exercise the brain in different ways.

Dr. Bob answers the student’s traditional complaint: “This a waste of time. I’m never going to use this stuff.” Given young people’s futures, their brains need to be strong, versatile “muscles.” What’s more, later in life, students often find  so-called “useless” information unexpectedly helpful.

Regularly reminds student how learning today affects careers tomorrow.

Since far-sightedness is not a strength of young people, Dr. Bob reminds his readers that they’re working toward the far-away future. He explains in detail how achieving small, daily goals eventually makes possible very important long-term goals: entering a chosen career and succeeding it.

An interactive approach makes each copy of the book a personal learning guide.

All through the book, students are asked to answer questionnaires, fill in charts, and make lists. By the end of the book, the reader has created a very personal guide. The book should become a well-thumbed reference book that students return to again and again to refresh their focus on the strategies throughout their education.

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