Title: Fostering learning strategies in universities to prepare a self-regulated workforce

Authors: Franziska Zellweger Moser, Jasmina Hasanbegovic, Christoph Metzger

Addresses: Institute of Business Education, and Educational Management, University of St. Gallen, Dufourstrasse 40a, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. ' Institute of Business Education, and Educational Management, University of St. Gallen, Dufourstrasse 40a, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland. ' Institute of Business Education, and Educational Management, University of St. Gallen, Dufourstrasse 40a, CH-9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abstract: Due to directive teaching experiences at schools, students are not regarded as active, self-regulated learners. In particular, Time Management (TMT) is reported as a critical but deficiently developed Learning Strategy (LS) not only by students but also by working practitioners. Little attention is paid to fostering those LSs at universities which are important for future work and workplace learning. Thus, the aim of this paper is to identify possibilities to develop LSs within university education. It is reported from an analysis of multiple studies applying a multiscale instrument to diagnose LSs. A case study provides insights into TMT strategies and how students perceive the support provided by the institution. It may be concluded that formal education is not sufficiently addressing the development of suitable skills for work life. Universities should pay attention to the environment in which students are immersed, stimulate reflection and promote collaboration among students.

Keywords: self-regulated learning; time management; TMT; learning strategies; learning transfer; higher education; corporate education; universities; self-directed learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2008.019544

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.4, pp.332 - 345

Available online: 16 Jul 2008 *

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