What insights did you have about “learning” as a result of this course? Answers from my physical chemistry II course
The group work was something that we all had to adjust to but as a group agreed that it was very beneficial.
Review & repetition are key to learning.
No one is an island, communication helps develop understanding.
“Learning” is hard.
We learned how to better apply info in the models to answer questions.
(1) explaining to others can help you determine what you need to study more and reinforce what you do; (2) practice often = learning by doing works best for me; (3) listen to others, they can help you see things in different ways.
It’s nice to have other group members to ask questions to.
It’s more than just memorization. All of the concepts we have learned have all built off of one another and we’ve had to analyze and process the information.
More critical thinking helped us with working through problems like the T/F on the exam. The interactive nature of the course helps with remembering how to work through certain problems/concepts.
Groups that work together, medal together.
Practice makes perfect and review sheets matter.
Learning is not about getting the information right away, but really is about being able to talk through problems and help other understand.
In terms of learning insights we have had, we realized that collaboration facilitated all facets of learning, including independent information processing.
That a lot goes into it, considering all the different process skills you talked about during the semester!