This course will focus on attaining and utilizing the skills necessary to successfully transition into college. These skills will target areas crucial to a successful academic career such as effective time management, organization, reading for content, writing, note- taking, test- taking, study skills, and the importance of being positvie and proactive. There will be significant emphasis placed on critical thinking. The skills necessary to achieve higher order thinking will be practiced and sharpened throughout the course in order to understand, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate (Bloom’s Taxonomy) discussions and text. These higher levels of thinking are a vital skill that will be consistent in this EDUCATION 1300 course, and essential in achieving academic success.
Students will also gain the tools necessary to self-evaluate, create healthy relationships, and reach personal and career goals.This course will examine ways in which choice theory and lessons in positive change can be applied to develop and fulfill academic success, achieve professional goals, and develop and maintain healthy professional relationships. This will be accomplished by the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of fundamental principles of human effectiveness such as the exploration of different perspectives and paradigms, what it means to be truly proactive, beginning with the end in mind and continuously evaluating choices and options to obtain optimal goals. Students will learn and apply these concepts to various aspects of their own lives and class readings. Through this process students will become adept in making sound choices, solve problems, and rise to challenges encountered in all aspects of life.
Whether you think you can or think you can't either way you are right. -- Henry Ford
Last Modified on July 27, 2012
12440 Rojas Drive, El Paso, TX 79928 - (915) 937-0000
12440 Rojas Drive, El Paso, TX 79928 - (915) 937.0000
Socorro Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities or employment.