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Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching


As a humble learner, you recognize your need to learn and are open to change how you think, feel, and act. You do not place yourself in opposition to God or other people, but seek to learn from them. You accept feedback with meekness, grateful for your opportunity to learn.(1 Peter 5:6-7).

Prepare: You approach the course materials with an open mind, willing to explore new perspectives.

Engage: You interact with others and avoid a spirit of competition. You sincerely listen to the perspectives of others.

Improve: You do not selfishly claim credit for your accomplishments. Instead, you seek to give credit to God and others for their role in your work. You do not avoid areas of weakness, but seek to make them your strengths.