Learning Centre Initiative

Why a Learning Centre at Sigmund Freud University?

Sometimes, learning and keeping it all in balance – study, clinical hours, personal life – can be stressful and challenging for students. As self-development and self-awareness, qualities needed as a future therapist are very individualistic characteristics, and they cannot be predicted, timed or quantified in any way, the thing left to do is to develop skills in the academic part in the manner that the student allocates enough time to develop him/herself.

Furthermore, once the student identifies his/her learning strategy and develops a routine/rhythm/habit, the stress of the exam decreases, leaving space to self-reflection and self-awareness to take place.

What we do?

SFU – Learning Center’s mission is to empower students with the skills and strategies they need to become autonomous and active learners so that they succeed in their academic endeavors and later in their careers.

We are specialized in helping students meet University’s challenges and rigorous academic expectations, support students in adapting to college learning environment and prepare them for a lifetime of independent learning. Our instructional strategies are adapted to each student’s learning ability level and learning style.

The practical sessions offered by the SFU – Learning Center will train students in using tools when preparing for challenging assignments and tests, how to learn and review smartly and efficiently.

The Learning Center train students’ transferable skills in:

  • Structuring learning material;
  • Techniques for a better understanding and memorization of the learning material;
  • Techniques for time management, facing and overcoming procrastination;
  • Writing essay, academic honesty, presentation skills;
  • Exam preparation

Offer in the Winter Semester 2020/21

(registration mandatory for all)

 

Group size

topic/description

recurrence

duration

dates

Metacognition workshop

10

metacognition skills

1 per semester

2 h

Date to be announced

Self-regulated Learning

10

self-regulated learning techniques and practice

1 per semester

2 h

Date to be announced

Presenting-public speaking training

10

public speaking- power point

1 per semester

2 h

12.01.2021

13.00-15.00

Writing Skills

10

APA, types of essays (analytic vs reflective)

1 per semester

4 h

12.01.2021

10.00-12.00

Intensive Exam preparation week

5 -10 students

guided learning before the exams

3 per year

30 h

1.02 – 5.02.2021

8.02 – 12.02.2021

From 9.00 until 14.00

Intensive writing week

5 -10 students

catching up with writing assignments

3 per year

30 h

23.11-27.11.2020

07.12-11.12.2020

1.02 – 5.02.2021

8.02 – 12.02.2021

Small Group Learning

3 -5 students

guided learning on a common topic

when requested

2 h

when requested

One on one support

1 student

personalized

when requested

1 h

when requested

 

For more information, please contact:

BA.pth. Ioana Anghel-Pirich
Academic Performance Strategist
Director of the Learning Centre Sigmund Freud University

ioana.anghel@sfu.ac.at

+ 43 664 304 57 59