Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Expert Learners Seminar Series (ELSS)

Expert Learners Seminar Series (ELSS)

The University Experience you have just started will be both challenging and fun. You will have more freedom than ever before but at the same time have more responsibility for your own learning. The Expert Learners Seminar Series (ELSS) is to help you succeed in your own learning.

ELSS helps you identify and apply a range of learning and study strategies. ELSS is offered as ‘blended learning’:  each week for six weeks you will review a set of online slides before coming to the weekly seminar. In the seminar, you will discuss those slides with the module facilitator and take part in learning activities with other students.

ELSS consists of a one-hour seminar, held each week for six weeks. Seminars are held in Yeung Kin Man Academic Building. In order to accommodate different students’ schedules, the same seminar will be repeated many times during each week.  Topics include:

  • What is attitude, why is it important for my studies, and how can I enhance it?
  • What is motivation, why is it important for my studies, and how can I improve it?
  • What are self-testing strategies, why are they important for my studies, and how can I cultivate them?
  • What are test-taking strategies, why are they important for my studies, and how can I develop them?

ELSS is especially for year one undergraduates. Registration is limited and is first-come, first-served. Successful completi on of the series will earn students a CRESDA credit. 

Registrants will be expected to study the set of online slides before coming to the seminar each week; actively participate in each one-hour seminar; and take a survey during the first and last seminar.