For all kinds of students, whether they be children, teenagers, university students, or adults using courseware systems, study skills are a critical body of knowledge. These skills are best developed at a young age. However, elementary school educators often fail to cover study strategies extensively, or even at all. My experience was that educators made small attempts to instill study skills, but not large, comprehensive ones.
In the high-tech pedagogical world, and as more and more schools integrate technology and adopt online courseware systems, educators should be especially conscious of and responsive to students’ study skill levels. As student learning becomes more independent, with courseware systems and other often self-guided learning systems, a firmly-rooted understanding and disciplined practice of study skills become increasingly urgent.