Studying effectively is essential for academic success. Therefore, this course focuses on evidence-based study strategies and how you can apply these strategies in practice. Through an understanding of cognitive psychology, you will learn how to and learn how you can incorporate techniques such as elaboration, self-testing, and spaced practice.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course intends to develop knowledge and skills in understanding, analysing, planning and implementing learning strategies that could improve students' learning through the following course content:
- Central aspects of learning, based on current research about the long-term memory, the working memory, motivation and cognition.
- Exercise in designing study activities that are based on the learning strategies, which are presented in the course, and are based on current research.
- Exercise in planning their individual studies and design a study plan for how study behaviours can be changed.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
- Give an account of the learning strategies that are brought up in the course
- Be able to apply, i.e. to plan the use of the learning strategies by designing an own study plan that is based on the learning strategies that are brought up in the course.
- Be able to identify metacognitive factors that can hamper or facilitate their own learning.
- Describe and analyse their own learning process based on the metacognitive aspects that can influence the learning
Literature and preparations
Only general entry requirements
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web LD1007