Learn how to study

Strategies, cognitive styles, metacognition and attitudes for study. Re-release of Learn how to study 2

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 410

ISBN: 978-88-590-0928-3

Suitable for: Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)


This book is the second, updated and expanded edition of the Learn how to study programme. It has had extraordinary success in its seven years of life.
The program has had such an extraordinary success in the past years, that it has been recently updated with over 100 new pages based upon extensive research recently conducted and on new learning methods, including the use of Internet, in order to provide a solution to one of the most common problems pupils have, that is identify an effective and motivating study method which enables a correct attitude towards learning. To this end, the MT Group at University of Padova, after years of experimentation in the last classes of primary school and in secondary school, has created a specific program aimed at providing a repertoire of strategies to learn how to study and making the students able to use them successfully in various subjects. Through a wide range of working materials and activities related to different “strategic” areas and a detailed questionnaire to evaluate the thinking and cognitive style of each student, the book gives the teacher the opportunity to grow out of each pupil an awareness of his/her qualities and the ability to use them to achieve the best learning possible.
The book also contains a detailed questionnaire evaluating pupils’ thought characteristics and cognitive styles.

- Introduction
- QMS Questionnaire (Metacognitive questionnaire on study methods)
- First part - Learning strategies:
A) Study motivation
B) Organising your own work
C) Using aids
D) Active processing of material
E) Study flexibility
F) Participation in class
- Second part - Cognitive styles of information processing:
G) Systematic/intuitive cognitive style
H) Global/analytical cognitive style
I) Impulsive/reflective cognitive style
L) Verbal/visual cognitive style
M) Autonomy and personal approach (dependant/independent) in tackling study
- Third part - Metacognition and study:
N) Concentration
O) Selecting the main points
P) Self-evaluation capability
Q) Test preparation strategy
R) Metacognitive sensitivity
- Fourth part - Attitude to school and study:
S) Relationships with classmates
T) Relationships with teachers
U) School anxiety
V) Attitude to school
Z) Attribution and effort