Proposal Title

3 - Learning how to Learn as a Contributor to First-year Student Retention

Presentation Type

Speed Presentation

Location

OM 3741

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:55 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 3:35 PM

Proposal Abstract

One piece of the puzzle of student retention is student success. Having a growth mindset and effective learning strategies may contribute to student achievement of desired outcomes. Our research investigates the impact of a “learning how to learn” intervention on student success. With an invitation to provide input, we share with the TRU community the approach and lessons learned from our pilot-phase. The specific aim of the intervention is to enhance growth mindset, meta-cognition and self-regulated learning. This work is being conducted as a Faculty Learning Community within TRU's CELT Focus on First Year Project.

Statement

This proposal fits with the following Themes: Current Trends, Opening Up, Connection, Engagement, and Exploration

A number of universities are embracing and disseminating resources, especially for first year students, to encourage the development of a growth mindset as well as meta-cognitive and cognitive skills to promote self-regulated learning. Two examples include the University of Ottawa and the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. TRU may want to consider these options in the near future. Our research is therefore highly relevant in addressing a current trend that makes connections across higher education. It opens up new possibilities should we find a positive correlation between students' adopting new attitudes and learning techniques and retention of first year students moving into second year.

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Feb 18th, 2:55 PM Feb 18th, 3:35 PM

3 - Learning how to Learn as a Contributor to First-year Student Retention

OM 3741

One piece of the puzzle of student retention is student success. Having a growth mindset and effective learning strategies may contribute to student achievement of desired outcomes. Our research investigates the impact of a “learning how to learn” intervention on student success. With an invitation to provide input, we share with the TRU community the approach and lessons learned from our pilot-phase. The specific aim of the intervention is to enhance growth mindset, meta-cognition and self-regulated learning. This work is being conducted as a Faculty Learning Community within TRU's CELT Focus on First Year Project.