How to study better
The research from the Centre for Studies Skills in Education at the University of Newcastle shows that teaching people to study is key to developing good study skill.
It shows that teachers are often more effective when they teach students how to study in the first place.
The study shows that those who teach students to study and understand are more likely to develop the right study skills and also be more likely than their peers to be successful in their professional lives.
Lead researcher Dr Michael Pemberton from the University’s Centre for Studying and Teaching said the findings showed that teaching is important and the more teachers are prepared to do so, the better off their students will be.
“Our results show that it’s important that teachers take the initiative to teach the right kinds of information and help learners to develop good study and study skills,” Dr Pemberon said.
“In fact, our research suggests that the better the teachers are at developing study skills the more likely they are to be able to identify study skills that are being missed in the classroom and provide those learners with the right types of information to help them master their subject.”
The most effective way to get a good teaching performance is to help learners master their knowledge and study in this way, which is why we believe that teaching should be an integral part of the learning experience.
“In a recent research article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Dr Petherton also found that teachers need to be motivated to do what they do to keep students learning.”
One of the challenges in teaching is that students tend to become impatient with teachers, particularly if they are not motivated to be good teachers,” he said.
He said teachers need a range of different approaches to help their students improve their study skills.”
We need to help teachers engage with learners through activities and opportunities that encourage learning, rather than just giving them the instruction,” he explained.”
This may involve using activities and activities that focus on making learning fun and engaging with learners rather than simply teaching.
“The Centre for Study Skills in the Education at Newcastle was set up to deliver evidence-based research to improve the study skills of Australian educators.
The Centre will also continue to be the focal point for the Australian Research Council (ARC) National Research Council Centre for Research on Research and Education.