ERIC Number: ED098569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Scientific Basis of Our Knowledge About Study Methods. Report No. 6.
Poulsen, Sten C.
On the basis of educational experience and educational research, the following two assumptions have been widely accepted: students achieving the best results work differently from those who do less well, and low achieving students may learn something from the way the "good" performers approach the learning task and will thus be able to obtain far better results from their studies. These assumptions are based on subjective impressions gained by teachers and students, and on tentative results from small-scale investigations. Methods promoting a more effective manner of studying are not often the product of premeditation on the part of students. Some methods are discovered by mere chance, others through experiments made by individuals in an effort at getting as much done as possible within the briefest span of time, and others are the result of thorough scientific research. In any case, more efforts need to be directed toward educational research aimed at defining, investigating, and determining those study methods which will prove useful in helping students to learn. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Danish Inst. for Educational Research, Copenhagen.
Note: Translation of an article appearing in the Danish journal "Uddannelse 69" (Education 69), 1969, Vol. 2, p. 354-364