Learning Strategies for Information Systems Students
Today, students in Information Systems studies are expected to learn on their own. On top this, employers are demanding graduates with problem solving, critical thinking and independent learning skills. Students, however, find these types of demand very difficult to meet because many have no idea how to do so. To help students to become effective learners and acquire lifelong learning skills, they need to be taught higher order thinking skills such as problem solving and independent learning skills. We believe that these skills can be effectively taught to students in our Information Systems curriculum. This paper describes a case study involving the teaching of higher order-thinking skills to a group of Information Systems students at Staffordshire University in U.K. The outcomes and lessons learned are also discussed.
KeywordsThinking Skill Spatial Strategy Information System Student Lifelong Learning Skill Basic Learning Skill
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