ERIC Number: ED184953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
'Go and Look It Up Yourself'.
This document examines study skills and presents various approaches to teaching the skills at the elementary and secondary levels. The teaching of study skills should have a high priority in our schools to help students deal efficiently with their daily classroom tasks and to equip them for a lifetime of learning. There are many different ways to view study skills. One way is to view them as three more or less coherent clusters rather than as disjointed lists: 1) receptive skills--the intake of ideas through reading, 2) reflective skills--interaction between the individual and what he reads or sees, and 3) expressive skills--ability to apply knowledge learned and demonstrate its utility. Another way to view study skills is to consider them under three broad headings: knowledge and use of reference materials; ability to read and interpret pictorial, tabular, diagrammatic, and graphic materials; and reading study skills. There are various approaches to teaching study skills. In the functional-incidental approach the skills taught evolve from the materials being used in classroom instruction. In the skill-oriented approach the specific skill needs of the pupils, rather than content considerations, dictate the type of instruction. Other approaches include the content-oriented approach and the textbook approach. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Note: Adapted from an address to the New Zealand International Reading Association Conference (1975).