Enhancing ‘How to Learn’ Skills: Its Impacts on Academic Performance and Students’ Motivation


In the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, remote learning requires students to learn independently to find information and understand the concept of subject matter. However, distractions like scrolling on social media have been a common issue faced by students during remote learning. This challenge leads to procrastination and affects the quality of their learning experience. Students must have “learning how to learn” skills to help them enhance the quality of their learning (Oakley, 2018). This study examines how “learning how to learn” skills promote significant results in students’ academic performance and motivation. Classroom Action Research (CAR) design (Sagor, 2004), involving participants from multiage classes (grade 8 and 9) as one age group; there were three (3) classes with 53 students in total. Participants were categorized as high achievers and only low achievers who received the intervention to see if the techniques could improve their performance. The intervention took place for 6 (six) months with 2 (two) days of initial sessions and 2 (two) days of evaluation sessions. The result shows that ‘how to learn skills’ improves students’ academic performance in mathematics. Their self-reflection regarding their learning techniques being used was shown to a high percentage of being ‘fully understood’ when they applied the Pomodoro technique, and the Chunking technique was shown to be less preferable for students. Overall, the ‘how to learn skills’ has helped improve students’ academic performance and accommodated students’ ability in time and ideas management.

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Hana Sofiyana, HighScope School, Indonesia
Athifah Utami, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain

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Conference: ACEID2022
Stream: Learning Experiences

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To cite this article:
Sofiyana H., & Utami A. (2022) Enhancing ‘How to Learn’ Skills: Its Impacts on Academic Performance and Students’ Motivation ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2022 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2022.11
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-101X.2022.11

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