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Learning to Learn in Higher Education

1st Edition

By Jean Wright


212 pages

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Originally published in 1982, Learning to Learn in Higher Education analyses the factors that govern effective student learning and looks at the way that these can be improved by changing the way that courses are administered. It examines preparation for higher education and the effect of school systems on the individual student. In acknowledging the academic importance of motivation, maturity and effective study methods it discusses the way that these can be developed and encouraged within the present educational system. In determining the goals of higher education in the 1980s and beyond, it is important that financial considerations, the clamour of industry for vocational courses, the development of technological-scientific research does not obscure the needs of the individual learner.

Table of Contents



1. The Models of Pre-University Learning

2. Different Styles of Learning in Higher Education and their Effect on the Students

3. The Criteria for ‘Learning to Learn’

4. Individual and Group Methods

5. Improving Learning Competence – with Particular Reference to the University of Reading

6. The Problem for Overseas Students and for the Institutions Where They Study

7. Students with Specialised Learning Difficulties

8. Change in the Individual

9. Change in Higher Education Institutions


Appendix I

Appendix II

Appendix III

Appendix IV

Appendix V

Appendix VI

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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