Onboarding, Learning Techniques and Self Management

  • Knowledge exchange in terms of competences and previous experience of the students
  • Prerequisites for absorption
  • Memorisation and retention of learning content
  • Memory training; learning aids and learning success checks
  • Reflection on individual work patterns, personal knowledge management
  • Techniques for organising one's own work
  • Time management
  • Planning and personal resource management; dealing with time constraints

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Riedenauer M./Tschirf A (2012): Zeitmanagement und Selbstorganisation in der Wissenschaft: Ein selbstbestimmtes Leben in Balance, ‎ UTB GmbH
Stickel-Wolf Ch., Wolf J. (2019): Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten und Lerntechniken: Erfolgreich studieren - gewusst wie! , 9., aktualisierte u. überarbeitete Aufl., Springer Verlag
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, knowledge exchange within student groups, self-study, workshop methods on future images, feedback rounds, individual and group (written) reflections

Assessment methods and criteria

Quality and presentation of work assignments in small and large group work, structured learning diaries considering the described learning techniques

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students can

  • be motivated to take the necessary steps within their studies
  • commit themselves to the commonly described objectives
  • apply learning methods that facilitate their assimilation of information and increase their ability to retain it
  • use these learning methods individually
  • use scheduling aids to better structure their daily routines and to eliminate stressors caused by work
  • understand the basics of perception, reality construction, thought processes and learning and draw conclusions for themselves.
  • use the methods of personal knowledge management, to align their available resources according to the criteria of effectiveness and efficiency and to recognise individual personality patterns and to select suitable, effective techniques and instruments

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