One of the most important skills that students can obtain during university is learning how to learn. Unfortunately, many incoming students have to obtain this critical skill by trial and error, in a highly stressful and competitive setting that is often very different from their previous learning contexts, and they often “sink” in the process. This quick requirement to adapt and “swim” places tremendous stress on students. The pandemic added to this challenge: many students experienced social isolation. The Office of Science Education is addressing these challenges with SciLearn, an evidence-based program that uses insights from neuroscience to help students become deep learners and prepare them with the competencies to address the scientific challenges of the 21st century. Read more.
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