October 25, 2013

First entry on Effective learning strategies

Workshop Tutor: Ceri Marriot


What is learning?

Well i suppose we have never given this single word a significant thought in our busy lives, but "learning" is something that we do all the time whether knowingly or unknowingly, we are always learning from our actions. Learning is a multi faceted process and it involves various stages in how we learn from the things we do in our day to day lives. Learning, in my perception can be defined as acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, skills, behaviour and our individual set of values. Learning is an ongoing process and the ability to learn effectively depends on individual to individual.

Firstly, learning is easier and more effective when an individual is in the correct state of mind. To make our learning more meaningful and effective we need to put in efforts to fully understand a topic of interest. Learning can also be achieved through day to day experiences. Secondly, having a positive attitude towards learning a specific topic is very essential and being organised in the right frame of mind helps us to learn better. Thirdly, learning constitutes of surface learning and deep learning. The latter being understanding things deeply rather than having short term and poor outputs. Efficient learning is when we are well organised and have set our priorities and short term and long term goals and are motivated towards it.

Well while concluding in my perception, the effective learning strategies workshop was very helpful for me wherein i was exposed to greater detailed facts of "learning". Furthermore, i will always try and devise effective learning strategies in the future for optimal learning purposes.


  1. Use C-R-E-A-M strategies

  2. Becoming more self aware

  3. Create a positive state of mind for learning

  4. Be organised and set my priorities with my clear goals and intentions

To write a follow up, go to http://go.warwick.ac.uk/skills//blog

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  1. Ceri Marriott

    I’m glad you found the workshop useful, Fahad, and that it has led you to consider learning and learning effectiveness in more depth. I think it might help you for the purposes of your blogging reflections on all of your action points to be more specific in their definition e.g. How are you planning to be more self-aware and in relation to what exactly? How are you going to create a more positive state of mind for yourself? I’ll look forward to reading your blogs.

    29 Oct 2013, 12:31

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