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ERIC Number: EJ901113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
"It's Almost a Mindset that Teachers Need to Change": First-Year Students' Need to Be Inducted into Time Management
van der Meer, Jacques; Jansen, Ellen; Torenbeek, Marjolein
Studies in Higher Education, v35 n7 p777-791 Nov 2010
This article discusses the findings related to a number of research projects investigating students' expectations and experiences of the first year in higher education. In particular, findings with regard to first-year students' expectations and challenges with issues of time management are reported. It was found that many students were realistic about having to plan their work independently, and having to spend a good amount of their time during the week on self-study. However, many students found it difficult to regulate their self-study and keep up with the work. They were also not always sure how they were to organise their self-study time. It is argued that universities could and should play a more active role in helping first-year students to make sense of time management. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; New Zealand