For many students, it can be an immensely exciting experience to go to college and they are hoping that their goals will finally be met. It is important for students to have real understanding of how they can become effective students. Learning process can be complicated, especially when we are dealing with complex issues. Learning process can be quite complicated and we should make sure that our mind is fully engaged. We should know how the information should be processed. Learning barriers should be identified and then eliminated. Subconscious filtering could become a barrier in the learning process and we may automatically reject specific type of information. We need to have an open mind that can absorb any kind of information, if we want to have a proper mindset for learning process.
Barriers can be identified as things that discourage and interfere with our learning process, including negative assumptions, perception and attitude. As an example, we should make sure that we have an open attitude for accepting new knowledge and ideas. It we have closed attitude, it’s likely that we won’t be receptive enough to obtain information. Our perception is also a determining factor, whether we are willing to learn. Students need to adapt properly to changes and try to become more flexible to unexpected changes. As an example, it could be necessary for replace old knowledge with a newer one. By being adaptive, students have a learning mindset that could prevent stagnation and it’s easier for them to gain new knowledge. It means that students can become more productive and this should become an ongoing state of mind.
The more adaptive we are, the more productive we become. It is important for us to have a desire to create an environment that’s perfectly suitable to learning process. We should assume that we are capable of learning. Mindset can be seen as a general disposition on specific things and it can be manifested into specific behaviors and conscious thoughts. It is important that we can become highly focused and this is a good thing to do if we want to be able to process information. We should be able to adjust our mindset at any time and we need to perform self-check to determine our disposition. We should know what do we believe about learning. We need to have positive assumption that we hold about our involvement in the learning process. Perception about teachers, classes and classmates could also have huge effects.
When we feel challenged, we should see it as a perfect opportunity for us to grow. We need to believe that we have real capacity for performing continuous development and learning. If we have developed a focused mindset, we will become much more receptive in receiving new information. We will be able to perform new skills and processes. We should be able to tear down potential barriers while minimizing internal resistance. The more receptive and focused our mind is, we will be able to learn so much more.