Date
19 January 2020

Tertiary life and study skills

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Prepare students with future-focused skills’

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Maximise technologies

Maximise technologies

Ben talks about the technologies that support his learning at university.

Support personal organisation skills

Support personal organisation skills

Personal organisation and time management are core skills at tertiary level. Introduce students to technologies and systems that students can begin using while still at school.

  • Encourage students to use their mobile devices to schedule alerts and reminders for regular and novel events and task deadlines.
  • Model how to make graphic organisers and flow charts to support planning and thinking.
  • Explore tools such as Trello to help students structure tasks and break them into smaller manageable ones.
  • Model how to sync calendars between mobile devices.

Source: The good schools guide (opens in a new tab/window)

Discuss the future

Discuss the future

Students talk about their experiences of studying and adjusting to student life.

Use the video as a prompt for discussion.

Useful resources

Useful resources

An information pamphlet for tertiary students.

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Disability information & support: Resources and support

Publisher: Otago University

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Prepare students with future-focused skills”:

Return to the guide “Preparing students to leave school”

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