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ERIC Number: EJ968928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Students' Note-Taking Challenges in the Twenty-First Century: Considerations for Teachers and Academic Staff Developers
van der Meer, Jacques
Teaching in Higher Education, v17 n1 p13-23 2012
Note-taking in lectures is often taken to be the distinguishing characteristic of learning at university. It is typically assumed that this is a commonsensical skill that students either have or will learn through trial and error. The data from a research project in one New Zealand university suggest that taking good notes is not a skill that first-year students just have: they face considerable challenges and in many instances prefer to be provided with notes. Although as academics we need to ask the question what our role is in students' note-taking, we also need to ask ourselves whether the debate about note-taking is still relevant in the twenty-first century. The rapid technological changes challenge not only the idea of note-taking in lectures but also the idea of lectures as a format and forum where teaching and learning takes place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand