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Potrzeba uczestnictwa uczelni wyższej w kreowaniu umiejętności samokształcenia
The need for higher education institutions to participate the creation of self-education skills

Author(s): Katarzyna Wojtaszczyk, Małgorzata Striker
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie, Fundacja Promocji i Akredytacji Kierunków Ekonomicznych
Keywords: self-education skills; self-lerner; lifelong learning; University of Lodz

Summary/Abstract: The ability to self-learning should be shaped from the very beginning of school education. It is a very important skill, because it is used in higher education, where the learner explores and analyzes the problems in cognitive purposes. According to the results of empirical research, conducted by the authors among the students of University of Lodz since 2008, students are becoming more and more erratic, need contacts with academics, have a lower level of motivation to self-study. The research also shows that the percentage of students who don't have the ability to self-learning is rising. Students are neither prepared to study at university nor to be active self-educators in the later stages of life. The purpose of the paper is to indicate the need for changes in the system of higher education, which are necessary to make students active self-learners who will be ready to develop goals, methods and techniques of learning. Those changes should be about creating conditions for students to develop their ability to self-learning and preparing them to self-development in later stages of life. The theoretical part of the article was based on literature studies. The authors used books, articles and internet publications about self-learning and Polish universities. The empirical part of the paper contains the results of empirical research conducted by the survey technique. These research were carried out between 2008 and 2012. The respondents were students of the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz.

  • Issue Year: 55/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 53-60
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish