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Successful Learning Techniques

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This book is an attempt to suggest some techniques which can be practised and adopted in order to pursue learning of various subjects in a systematic manner.
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Learning is the most important activity of human life. Although a lot of learning takes place without any conscious thought, organised learning in a subject area requires a lot of concentration, effort and strong determination. While some learn easily, others find it difficult to do so. For such people it is necessary to adopt certain techniques which will definitely help them learn various subjects in a systematic way. This book is an attempt to suggest some methods which are likely to help everyone.

  1. Theories of Learning
    1. Introduction
    2. Concepts of Learning
    3. Evolution of Theories of Learning
    4. Relationship Between Theory and Practice
  2. Preparation for Learning
    1. Select a Place and Time
    2. Study Everyday
    3. Make a Schedule
    4. Recognise Your Learning Style
    5. Boost Your Motivation Level
    6. Take Care of Yourself
    7. Decide Your Strategies
    8. Take a Break
  3. Techniques That Work
    1. Concentration
    2. Skimming and Re-reading
    3. Highlighting/Underlining
    4. Summarising
    5. Elaborative Integration
    6. Self-explanation
    7. Test Yourself
  4. Note-taking
    1. Note-taking on Lecture
    2. Making Outline
    3. Creating Chart
    4. Mind Mapping
  5. Using Technology
    1. Note-making Software
  6. Memorisation Techniques
    1. Introduction
    2. Repetition
    3. Recording
    4. Re-writing
    5. Associating
  7. Devising Your Strategy
    1. Learning in Multiple Ways
    2. Relating to Previous Learning
    3. Studying Related Reference Material
    4. Sharing
  8. E-learning
    1. Introduction
    2. What is E-learning?
    3. Micro E-Learning
    4. E-books
    5. Powerpoint Presentations
    6. Instructional Videos
    7. Online Practice
  9. Thinking Skills
    1. Introduction
    2. Core Thinking Skills
    3. Categories of Thinking
About the Author

Manmohan Joshi

Manmohan’s interactive style and unique ability to engage with young as well as not so young has made him a very effective training facilitator. He has conducted a horde of training programmes in India and the Middle East. His deep insight into the culture of his home country – India – and that of the Middle East has made it possible for him to effectively engage audiences. He has also made presentations on various topics at International Conferences under the auspices of UNESCO, and ensured that his practical viewpoints are shared with a wide variety of audience.

Currently a Freelance Training Facilitator, Manmohan has authored several eBooks on Management and Education.

Having worked as Head of several educational and training organisations in India, Kuwait and Oman, he has specialised in training programmes for people in a wide variety of professions. He has also made a Webinar presentation on Personality Development organised by a US-based organisation.

An alumnus of Cambridge International College (UK), Manmohan also holds a Ph.D. in Management, and Masters in Business Management, Education and English.

Manmohan is currently India-based and conducts training programmes for college students, professors and management executives.

Among his other programmes the following are in much demand:

  • Soft Skills

  • Business Communication

  • Leadership & Teambuilding

  • Pedagogy of Teaching at college/school level

  • EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) Skills for college professors

  • Guidance and counselling in educational institutions