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Course Information

All Grade 9 courses

Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School - GLS1O

ILC Course Code: GLS1O-B

Grade 9, Open, 1.0 credit

Course Description

This course explores learning strategies and helps you become a more independent learner. It increases your personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts. You will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve your learning and achievement, particularly your literacy, numeracy, communication, and planning skills. This course will increase your confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.

Online Submission

Option to submit course work online is available, using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.

Unit 1: Preparing For Learning

Lesson 1 - What Do I Know About Myself as a Learner?

Lesson 2 - What Is Success?

Lesson 3 - Problem-Solving Skills

Lesson 4 - Time-Management Skills

Lesson 5 - How Am I Smart?

Unit 2: Skills for Success in School

Lesson 6 - Teamwork Skills

Lesson 7 - Reading for Information

Lesson 8 - Note-Taking Skills

Lesson 9 - Presentation Skills

Lesson 10 - Test Preparation/Test-Taking Skills

Unit 3: Skills for Lifelong Learning

Lesson 11 - Emotional Intelligence

Lesson 12 - Dealing with Stress and Other Emotional Issues

Lesson 13 - Setting Goals

Lesson 14 - Developing Action Plans

Lesson 15 - Accessing Community Resources

Unit 4: Focusing My Learning for the Future

Lesson 16 - Occupational Research

Lesson 17 - A Possible Occupational Pathway

Lesson 18 - Planning My Education

Lesson 19 - My Financial Future

Lesson 20 - Reflecting on Your Development as a Learner

This is the English version of the course.

Click here to view the French version of the course.