Prerequisite Required: College level ready in Reading.
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course addresses (1) research and theory in learning, cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning; and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply learning skills discussed in the course. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models. Critical thinking serves as the foundation for different thematic approaches using a variety of academic disciplines. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4227015152
Go to http://ecc.smartmeasure.com (link is external). Select the "El Centro" from the drop menu. The password is: learner. Save your results to turn into your instructor once the course begins. In addition to Monday - Thursday, class will also meet on Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 20.