Learning as a Process Can Be Taught (and it’s repeatable, measurable, and improvable)

In June, I was privileged to assist my friends and colleagues, Dan Apple, Joyce Adams, and Ingrid Ulbrich to facilitate a Learning to Learn Recovery Camp at Hinds Community College in Jackson Mississippi. We used the Process Education learning to learn curriculum (see Pacific Crest’s website) and it was a transformative experience for me and for the students.

What’s a recovery course? These students were academically dismissed from Hinds CC and a condition of their re-entry was a B or better in the recovery course that teaches them the following:

  1. Performing Like a Star
  2. Becoming a Master Learner
  3. Your Past Doesn’t Define Your Future
  4. Self-Assessment: The Engine of Self-Growth
  5. Time, Planning, and Productivity
  6. Methodologies: Unlocking Process Knowledge
  7. Visioning Your Future
  8. Performing in Teams and within a Community
  9. Performing when Being Evaluated
  10. Reading for Learning
  11. Metacognition: Thinking about My Thinking
  12. Using Failure as a Stepping Stone for Success
  13. Choosing and Using Mentors Effectively
  14. My Turn to Shine
  15. Shifting from Extrinsic to Intrinsic Motivation

This course is now online and titled The Psychology of Learning and Success.

The time management piece, #5, is available as a free course at my student-focused website: head4knowledge.com . Check out the blog posts, too!

The Graduating Class of the June 2017 Hinds Community College Recovery Course


David Leasure

An innovator in online higher education, David Leasure has led online university programs, problem-based approaches to online learning, and competency-based education. He has served as provost at Western Governors University, Colorado Technical University and Jones International University. Leasure earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in computer science and was associate professor of computer science at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where he turned his interests from artificial intelligence to teaching and learning with technology. Leasure led the creation of CTU Online, served as CTU’s doctoral chancellor, and president of Jones International University. His core belief is that all students can learn and his passion is helping them and their institutions succeed.