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Lecture 1

PSYC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Atheism, Critical Thinking, Empiricism

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John Mitterer

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Professor: John Mitterer
Office: MC B 305
Modules 1-6 read
Progress Examination 15%
Project 25%
Seminar Participation 20%
Research Participation 4%
Sakai Quizzes 16%
Final Examination 20%
“The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his or
her education” – John W. Gardner
Meaning that the student should fully shoulder the responsibilities of the studies rather than having
others baby them helping lessen this “burden”.
Understanding > Memorizing
Focus on reflective cognition (Module 1, 34, 37)
Learning is an active process of construction
- Critical thinking and especially self reflection
- Video: How to get the most out of studying Part 1 of 5 (Watch rest if interested)
- Chunk what you learn instead of each individual. Ie) 45 65 97 rather than 4 5 6 5 9 7
- Awareness of level of understanding a concept
Important Resources:
Library Tour, Student Development Centre, Learning Skills Services, Peer Facilitators, Senior Tutors
Reality (Modules 2-6)
Human Condition
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