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Guide to Reflective Thinking on University Learning Strategies
Guide to Reflective Thinking on University Learning Strategies

Guide to Reflective Thinking on University Learning Strategies

Actualizing my Intellectual Potential


90 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.00 (US $14.00) (CA $16.00)

Publication Date: February 2011

ISBN 9782760529229

Rights: WOR

Presses de l'Universite du Quebec (Feb 2011)

Price: $14.00


Learning in the university is not always a rest cure. On top of the volume of knowledge to be acquired, the assimilation of new concepts, and the complexity of discipline-specific procedures and technologies, students must also take into account all the other factors that may impact on the quality of their learning : professors’ requirements, educational styles, team assignments, the vagaries of their own attention and memory, their motivation level… To succeed, the student must become a strategist and draw up a battle plan. Being strategic in one’s studies and learning is to reflect before, during, and after each activity in order to maximize its efficiency ; in other words, to optimize the yield of the efforts invested to succeed and achieve the competency level prescribed by the training program. This guide sets out the essential knowledge for a better self-understanding and the principles for dealing efficiently with one’s studies, in order to help students achieve their personal goals.

Author Biography

François Ruph, maintenant à la retraite, a été professeur au Département des sciences de l'éducation de l'Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) et directeur de l'Unité de recherche en éducation cognitive, de laquelle il est toujours membre. Il a remporté le Prix 2000 de l'Association pour l'éducation permanente dans les universités du Canada (AEPUC) pour sa thèse de doctorat portant sur l'efficience cognitive.