Being an Effective Learner

This is one of the tasks I crowd-sourced from Twitter (see below) for a short project for students called ‘Step Away from your Screen’, funded by the Resilient Learning Communities Enhancement Theme at Edinburgh Napier University. The image is CC BY 4.0 and available below as a PDF or image to download and reuse.

Being an Effective learner

Use a Sketchbook and pens

Turn to a new page
Turn it so that is is landscape with a blank page opposite. 
Draw an oval containing the words 
"what interferes with me learning effectively".
Draw 7 lines radiating from the oval. 

Draw
At the end of each line, sketch something that represents what hinders your learning.
Add words or images on how each make you feel. 


The opposite page
On the opposite page, draw another oval, this time containing 
“what helps me learn”.
Add 7 lines radiating from it.


Draw
At the end of each line, sketch something that represents what helps you learn. 
Add words or images on how each make you feel. 

Reflect
Now look over both pages and reflect. 
How can you make more space for the things that help, and less space for those that hinder?

Many thanks to Sally Brown and Vikki Burns for sharing their ideas so generously.

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