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Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching


As a faithful learner, you are motivated by your love for God. You wish to serve the Lord and build his kingdom. You actively seek for greater light and knowledge through the Holy Ghost with a commitment to be obedient to that learning. As a faithful learner, you place the word of God above the wisdom of the world (2 Nephi 9:28-29).

Christ standing in front of a boat that is being pushed by fishermen.

Prepare: You “seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (DC 88:118). Your faith and obedience will invite the Holy Ghost to expand your learning capacity.

Engage: As you interact with your teacher and other students in an attitude of faith, all will be “edified and rejoice together” (D&C 50:22).

Improve: You ask God, in faith, to help you improve. As a result, the Holy Ghost will “teach [you] all things which are expedient for [you]” (D&C 75:10).