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Fall 2017

 

Education 98/198:  G.O.A.L.S for Success 

Education 98: Growing Optimized Active Learning Strategies for Success

In this seminar course, students will establish personal and academic GOALS and create foundational learning strategies to achieve them.  Students in the seminar will collectively explore ways to Grow Optimized Active Learning Strategies (GOALS) that enhance success at CAL.

 

We will begin by examining GROWTH mindsets and students’ beliefs, attitudes, and self-perception that impact one’s sense of belonging, effort, motivation, academic confidence and academic engagement.  We will then reflect upon how our past and present contexts of learning (namely in K-12 and at the research university) play a role in how a student OPTIMIZES learning given changing course structures and learning demands from high school to a research university.  We will focus on creating learning processes and practices that address the heightened demands and complexity in learning tasks from diverse sets of academic disciplines (including interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to learning).  We will then look at the various ACTIVE LEARNING  STRATEGIES topics critical at the university:  time management, critical reading, academic writing, active listening/notetaking, exam preparation/test taking, and academic presentations.  We will also unpack SUCCESS at the university embedded in accessing campus resources, increasing academic engagement, building intellectual curiosity, and establishing healthy learning processes, practices, and partnerships at CAL.

 

Course

Units

Class Numbers 

Time

Room

Instructor

Educ 98/198: GOALS for Success

 Section  11

Section 12

Section 42

 

2

2

2

40032(98),  40080(198)

40033 (98), 40081 (198)

39983 (98), 66962 (198)

Tu 12-2 PM

W 6-8 PM

Th 10-12 noon

55 Evans

50 Barrows

201 Giannini

de Guia

de Guia/Ortiz

de Guia

Educ 98/198: Exploring Learning Differences, Embracing Divergent Thinking and Creativity

This course is designed to assist freshmen and continuing students with learning differences to apply strengths-based approaches to achieving academic and personal success at Cal. Course readings and assignments, combined with individual assessment and consultations establish a process for students to become self-directed, autonomous learners. Students will learn about effective learning and study strategies, increase knowledge about learning, increase knowledge about academic self-concept, mindset, personality preferences, and develop campus networks of support.

Course

Units

Course Control Number (CCN)

Time

Room

Instructor

Educ 98/198: Exploring Learning Differences,

Embracing Divergent Thinking and Creativity

Section  17

2

40038 (98), 40101 (198)

W 10 - 12 noon

279 Dwinelle 

de Guia/Yi