How to create a study skills organisation that can promote study skills
It has become clear that the development of study skills is an increasingly important task for the world.
The need for study skills development is growing rapidly, as is the demand for study-related research.
With the potential for global and local development, we have been fortunate to witness the creation of such organisations as the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Health Organization.
In some cases, we are even seeing a parallel development of local research institutes, such as the International Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change in Mexico City.
Yet in the developing world, many areas of study remain neglected.
While many countries are building or upgrading their research capacity, others are only building research capacity to prepare for the future, when they may need to be more involved in research and development.
Here are some of the challenges that the developing countries face in building and strengthening their study skills.1.
The knowledge gaps of students in poorer countriesThe research and teaching capacity of poorer countries is not well understood and the barriers to learning and learning outcomes are often unknown.
This is particularly so in rural and remote areas.
Students often lack access to books and information on study skills or are not familiar with the terminology.
There is a lack of training, equipment, and funding for teachers and learners.
This makes learning difficult, and it can cause the students to perform poorly.
In many parts of Africa, for example, only half of the teachers have even basic literacy skills, and even if they do, many students cannot read.
Many students do not have the time to read through books and the information they are given can be misleading.
Furthermore, even if a student is taught the correct terminology, they are often not able to understand what they are learning.
In poorer countries, students are not taught in the same way as they are in wealthier countries, and students often have little knowledge of basic literacy concepts and can often only understand what is taught in a textbook.
In countries such as India, for instance, students in rural areas are taught to read in textbooks, but their knowledge is very limited, and they are not fully prepared for reading and writing in English.2.
Students do not know what they have learned2.
The development of the research workforce in poorer areas is not developed in a systematic way3.
Poor students do less research1.
Students have a limited number of opportunities to learn2.
There are no structured training programmes3.
They are often left with limited resources to learn basic literacy4.
Students are often reluctant to take up research opportunities5.
Many poor students do little or no research6.
Students may not be able to access the internet7.
The quality of education and skills in poorer students is often poor8.
Many of the students do very little research9.
They do not take part in the formal research industry10.
Poor children are often unable to access higher education and the higher education sector11.
Many teachers are not trained in the use of computers12.
Students in poor countries are not able or willing to take part on research and other projects.
These students often do not speak their language and do not understand the requirements of research and education, and may not understand what research needs to be done in their local area.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,101,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,117,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,138,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148,149,150,151,152,153,154,155,156,157,158,159,160,161,162,163,164,165,166,167,168,169,170,171,172