Study skills are the skills teachers need to teach young people so that they are able to study and learn efficiently.
Study skills help learners:
- to organize and process information
- to remember what they have learned and
- to be more conscious of their learning processes which is known as metacognition
Study skills are most effective when learners use them to come up with their own ways of organizing their studying. They can be divided into different groups of skills e.g. when learners are
- preparing to learn
- processing and retaining what has been learned and
- demonstrating and applying what has been learned
If you are a teacher or a student, this workshop will help you to develop the skills you need to improve your study techniques as well as your marks.
After completing this course, you should be able to assist learners to:
- demonstrate an understanding of different learning styles
- utilize time management techniques to create study schedules, to do lists etc.
- demonstrate an understanding of goal setting and apply this understanding to self
- learn and apply note taking strategies.
- learn and apply effective textbook reading strategies
- implement strategies for memory and test taking.
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark achieved in each of the quizzes. In order to pass this course, you must achieve a final course mark of at least 75%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good luck!
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 8
- Duration 20 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Why do we need to teach Study Skills?
Study skills can be used in any learning situation and at any age. Their usefulness is not limited to the classroom. Most researchers agree that study skills are necessary for success in school but often these skills are not taught to learners because teachers focus more on the content of the curriculum than on teaching learners the skills they need to retain that content. Many learners do not develop effective learning strategies and often have trouble with self-study, staying organised and learning effectively for tests and examinations.
Preparing to Learn
Personal discipline, self-management/time-management, organizational skills, goal-setting, a positive attitude toward studying, and the ability to self-monitor are study skills that help students with preparing to learn.
Processing and Retaining What Has Been Learnt.
Processing and retaining what has been learned Memory techniques, key wording, note-taking, outlining, listening, and learning information from a text, and library reference skills are study skills that help students with acquiring and processing knowledge.
Demonstrating and applying what has been learned. Tests and Examinations.
Remembering or retrieving information from memory, test-taking skills, and demonstrating understanding orally or through writing are study skills that help students with applying knowledge.
Having come to the end of our course about how to teach study skills to learners, please find a selection of teacher resources to download and use.