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How to … address “effective learning”

Chris Watkins explores what constitutes effective learning and how to create a culture which encourages more learner autonomy.
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Phase one: identifying and fostering effective learning

There are many views around about what constitutes an effective learner. Many of them do not stand up to the evidence (see publication: Effective Learning Watkins, 2002. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/83041.pdf). Briefly, an effective learner is someone who knows (and acts accordingly) that:

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