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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Learning How to Learn


General information
Many people assume students come to college aware of how to learn. Learning how to learn is not often addressed in high school so when students reach college they are not fully aware of how learning occurs. This page is designed to help you teach students about how they learn so they can leave college as lifelong learners.


Links to OSET Resource Pages:
Learning Across the Curriculum Resource Bank: This link takes you to a web page containing 17 modules with background information and exercises about key issues for faculty to incorporate in their coursework; Modules developed by faculty at Cal State.

Learning How to Learn: Read through the 10 elements for incorporating learning how to learn into your coursework. The elements are divided into sections on establishing outcomes, the student learner, active learning, and teacher’s roles to facilitate learning.

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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about implementing learning how to learn in your course.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.

Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Teaching Expert Thinking: This page makes the distinction between expert and novice thinkers and addresses how to move your students from novice to expert thinkers; Wendy Adams and Carl Wieman, CU-SEI, and Dan Schwartz


Succeeding at Learning 101: Practical Advice for Learning More in College: This page includes practices for faculty to give students to try during their course in order to improve their learning; CWSEI.