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Pre-Module Reflection Assignment: Exploring Personal Beliefs About Learning

Before starting this module, take some time to reflect on your current conceptions of learning and your beliefs about yourself as a learner. Jot down your responses to the questions below. Save the file with your responses. You will be asked to revisit your answers at the end of the module.

  1. How do you define effective learning in your disciplinary context? 
  2. Do you think that what we learn influences how we learn?
  3. What are some of the factors that may help or hinder student learning in your discipline?
  4. What do you consider to be the biggest learning challenge in your discipline and why?
  5. Do you think learning is more about effort or natural ability?
  6. If someone asked, “What kind of learner are you?” how would you answer?
  7. In general, under what conditions do you learn best?
  8. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a learner?
  9. Do you prefer to learn alone or with others?
  10. In what ways does your view of learning affect your teaching?