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Improving own learning and performance


All of us are learning every single day of our lives. Not just at school or college, but in our personal and social lives too. We also learn through experience. And, we don't just learn new things, we also learn new and improved ways of doing familiar things.

Sometimes, we don't even realise that we're learning. We all learn different things in different ways and from different people.

There are things we learn from friends and family, things we learn at school and college and things we learn at work. And then, there are times when we just get on and learn on our own.

So, given all of this, wouldn't it make perfect sense to learn the skills that will make us really good learners? Well, Improving your own learning and performance helps you to do just that. You'll learn a whole bunch of really useful skills, like:

  • how to take responsibility for your own learning;
  • how to manage the way you learn;
  • how to set targets for yourself and plan how to achieve those targets;
  • how to prioritise;
  • how to work with someone who can support you;
  • how to find out what resources will be best to support you;
  • how to review your progress and judge how well you're doing;
  • how to figure out where you need to improve.

You will also learn how to find out what type of learner you are, so that you can find ways of learning that are most suitable for you.

These skills are vital at school, college and at work. They will also help you to manage your learning and your career progression in a positive and effective way.

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