|Module 1: Overview|
|Introduction to the course||Overview | Resources | e-Learning Activity|
Developing as a learner
You are encouraged to be self-directed and self-regulated with your learning, developing the traits of an Expert learner. Such learners are considered to have three main characteristics (Wild & Heck, 2011). They are known to:
- actively engage - participate to develop knowledge and understanding;
- take responsibility - take charge of learning process;
- practice self-regulated learning - plan, monitor and evaluate own learning.
As a learner in this course you will also need to be:
- Experiential - actively involved in the experience and past experiences;
- Reflective - reflecting on experience in a systematic, structured and critical way - supported by the course facilitator;
- Committed - studying regularly using an inquiry process of exploring and learning;
- Open - sharing your learning in a safe and supportive environment and willing to use a range of digital tools and learning methods;
- Cyclical - involved in a process requiring several iterations, visiting and re-visiting experiences using a variety of methods; and
- Curious - using inquiry to develop skills for continuous, lifelong learning.
References and Reading
- Ertmer, P. & Newby, T. (1996). The expert learner: Strategic, self-regulated, and reflective. Instructional Science 24(1), 1-24. (Available on Moodle.)
- Wild, M. & Heck, J.(2011). Expert learners. ID 4 the Web.