The Academic Success Centre is offering a four-part online workshop series this September called Understanding How You Learn!
We've identified four topics which impact learning in a significant way. By exploring these topics - the brain, critical thinking, stress and procrastination - you'll understand their influence on learning and leverage this understanding to your time here at college, and beyond.
Sessions will be held online from 12:15-12:45pm beginning September 12, 2023.
Students are welcome to attend any or all of the four sessions. No registration is required! Simply log on to the Webex meeting using this link at the appropriate time.
Read below for workshop topics and descriptions.
Workshop recordings will become available below as the workshop dates have passed.
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How does the brain learn? What can you do to maximize your brain's learning potential?
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: When we learn, important changes take place in our brain. Neurons are firing to create connections between ideas, information is moved into long-term memory, and problems are being solved. There are simple things anyone can do to study smarter, not harder. Join this workshop to explore what the learning brain needs and how you can maximize your brain's potential.
What is critical thinking? Why do we talk about it so much?
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Learning in college involves taking in a lot of new information. Often students are asked to "think critically" about that new information in class and on assignments, but what does that mean? Join this workshop to explore the idea of critical thinking as a tool that can help students understand, apply, and evaluate what they learn in college. Learn about steps that students can practice to develop their critical thinking skills.
ASL-English interpretation of this presentation is available here.
How does stress impact your ability to learn? What can you do about it?
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Everyone has stress - it's part of the human experience! But when does stress become unhelpful and what can we do about it? Join this workshop to learn about what's going on in the stressed out brain; how stress can impact your ability to learn and recall knowledge; and how to manage unhelpful stress!
Why do we all procrastinate so much? How can we control it?
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:15-12:45pm (click here to log on)
Description: Join this workshop to examine what procrastination is really about (it may not be about what you think!). Through a mix of research, case studies and concrete tips, this session will help you navigate feelings and thoughts connected to tasks and move you to motivation.