Your Foundation in Health & Social Care provides readers with all the knowledge and skills necessary for effective learning at Foundation level, both in study and the workplace. It explores all the key areas of the Foundation degree, including values, communication, legal issues and psychology.

Approaching Learning
Approaching learning
Ruth Beretta
Summary Chapter Contents
  • Learning in higher education
  • Learning how to learn
  • Learning styles
  • Managing time effectively
  • Effective reading and note-taking
  • Writing essays and reports
  • Using references and bibliographies
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify some of the challenges in successful study in higher education and how you can work to overcome these.
  • Identify your preferred learning style and adapt learning strategies to help you make good use of your time and develop your learning skills.
  • Use effective reading and note-taking skills.
  • Make good use of reading lists and assignment guidelines to produce con structive essays and reports.
  • Reference academic writing with a recognized referencing system and avoid plagiarism.
Introduction – the Importance of Developing Skills for Learning for a Foundation Degree

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