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Your Monash College life begins now!

Welcome. We want you to enjoy everything about Monash College and imagine that you have lots of questions. This website will help you prepare for your new life in Melbourne and first few weeks of class, making your Monash College experience even more enjoyable. The information provided will give you a good idea of what to expect and how to make the most of the support available. Once you’ve started class, you’ll find all of your study material on Moodle - our online learning platform. Our teachers are also very friendly and they'll be able to help answer your questions or let you know who can help you.

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A new way to learn

Your classes at Monash College might be very different from your previous learning experiences.

At Monash College students are expected to be active learners. This means when you are in class you will spend most of your time “doing things”, rather than just listening. You will spend a lot of time speaking (to students and teachers), asking questions, doing activities and presenting your ideas and answers to your class.

Some of the new things you might experience at Monash College include:

  • Technology! We use a lot of technology and many of your learning resources will be accessed online. You might also do some of your assessments using your laptop or mobile device.
  • Lots of group work activities. You will often work with other students in class and sometimes you will do an assessment task as a group.
  • Students teaching each other. Sometimes your teacher will present information, but at other times you will be expected to present to your class on a topic or concept.
  • Students giving each other feedback. In many of our classes you will be asked to look at another students work and give them feedback. This is called ‘peer review’ and is a very effective learning strategy.
  • Real life activities like science experiments.

We use these very active learning activities because we know that they help our students to learn the knowledge skills needed to succeed at Monash. It is very important that you actively engage in all of these learning activities - even if they are new to you.