ERIC Number: ED202860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
The Concept of Study Skill(s). No. 1981:01.
In this conceptual analysis, the term study skill was used to denote a field of inquiry or a group of phenomena. The basis for the meaning given to the term was the understanding of the common meaning of skill modified by the word study. The term skill refers to the activity by which a task is performed. Further it refers to the quality of that activity. Study skill denotes the whole activity in relation to a study task considered from the point of view of its quality. The problem of research then is to describe study activities as to their qualities in relation to the outcome of learning. The suggested meaning solves the problem of inconsistency of the questioned meaning of the term and may also have an integrative function. As interpreted here study skills actually denote the field of inquiry that has been the main concern within educational research but as conceived within an explorative-descriptive frame-work. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Swedish Board of Universities and Colleges, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Goteborg Univ., Molndal (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Improving University Teaching (6th, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 9-12, 1980).