Managing Your Learning

Managing Your Learning

Managing Your Learning

Managing Your Learning


This book is about analysing, understanding and managing the way you learn. Whether you are working towards a formal qualification, are undertaking work-related training or are learning informally by yourself, Managing Your Learning will help you to assess and build on your strengths, and identify and improve your weaknesses.You can use this book by yourself or in an organised group or class. There are 25 sections, each containing:*a diagnostic questionnaire on a specific aspect of learning*key points to explore*suggestions for further actionEach chapter has sections for you to make notes about your own situation, and there is advice on computers, presentations and other study skills. By the end of the book, you will have developed an individual learning profile and worked out a personal action plan.


This book has grown out of the various courses on ‘learning to learn’ which I have run over the years, and my main debt is to those people who came on them, from whom I learned a great deal. I would also like to thank the various teachers, lecturers, trainers, students and trainees in this region who worked through earlier drafts and whose comments were invaluable in helping me to produce this final version. Further comments from readers are always welcome.

It is impossible to write a book of this kind that will meet every individual interest and need. However, I hope that the framework set out here will help people to reflect on their own learning, to begin a conversation with themselves about it, and to share their insights with others.

Geoffrey Squires


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