Learning Strategies in Higher Education

By Margarita Pino-Juste and Beatriz Rodríguez-López.

Published by The Learner Collection

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In the context of higher education, learning strategies become important factors for success in academic performance. The majority of the authors consider learning strategies to be mental processes of conscious and intentional decision making. By means of this process the pupil uses skills and abilities to acquire and internalize knowledge easily, quickly and efficiently and get an apprenticeship to master certain competences.
In our study we have selected and introduced in the teaching/learning process different strategies for improving the academic performance of the pupil. These are: study skills, concentration techniques, data collection techniques, selection and structuring of information techniques, discrimination and understanding of concepts techniques, retention and memorization (storage) of information techniques and application techniques.

Keywords: Learning Strategies, Teaching/Learning Process, Higher Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp.259-274. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 679.614KB).

Dr. Margarita Pino-Juste

Lecturer, Didáctica y Organización Escolar, Universidad de Vigo, Tui, Pontevedra, Spain

PhD in Educational Sciences and Professor at the University of Vigo. Diploma in Psychology. Ph D. at the University of Santiago de Compostela, 1996. Headmaster of a Special Education School, 1989. Vice-Director of a Crafts School Workshop, 1992. Senior Lecturer at Vigo University since 1998. Her publications and research interests focus on the fields of social education, needs analysis and teacher training.

Beatriz Rodríguez-López

Lecturer, Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas, Universidad Nacional de Educación da Distancia, Madrid, Spain

Beatriz Rodríguez holds a degree in English Philology and a PhD in Applied Linguistics. She has worked as a lecturer for more than eightteen years at different universities, Universidad de Vigo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Faculty of Education in Formación de Profesorado ). She is currently working at the Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas Departament (UNED). She also has experience in teaching at Infant, Primary and Secondary levels, work that she carried out for more than twelve years. She develops teaching materials for young learners and teen-agers. She has given workshops in Spain and abroad focusing on the different aspects of Didactics of Foreign Languages, especially English.

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