Learning Approaches

TiTo is explicitly designed to support the development of productive approaches to learning for both first student snd their final year mentors. TiTo uses the tripartite model of learning approaches developed by Noel Entwistle (2000): deep, strategic and surface learning.

A deep approach to learning is associated with a desire to understand the material, a tendency to link ideas and seek relationships to other knowledge, the ues of evidence to draw conclusions, and an intrinsic motivation for study.

The strategic approach is associated with time mamangement and planning, confidence, competitiveness, conscioiusness of the assessment demands, and a capacity to monitor progress.

A surface approach is characterised by lack of direction, reliance on rote learning and fear of failure.