The effects of time management workshops on students` academic success: A study on foundation english students at Tishk International University
Time management skills have been considered fundamental to improve 21st century skills related to learning, literacy and life. Commanding the time precisely can facilitate people`s lives in many aspects. Conversely, people who are terrible at managing their time can encounter many problems throughout their lives. In this regard, the main aim of this study which was conducted by a mixed method design was to measure the effects of time management workshops on students` overall success in Foundation English course at Tishk International University located in Erbil, Iraq in 2021-2022 Academic Year. Correspondingly, 30 students in 5 different departments were chosen by convenience sampling method for this study which had a span of 8 weeks. The participants in the control group received a traditional instruction with printed copies on time management, while participants in the experimental group underwent a training period with three time management workshops. The data were collected via a questionnaire, an interview and two exams. SPSS 27 and MAXQDA were primary instruments to analyze the data. The former one was used to analyze the exams through independent samples t test, whereas the latter one was used to transcribe the expressions in the interview. The findings revealed that the students in experimental group outperformed in terms of success in the exams, the level of motivation and transforming their lives positively. The implications of this study can pave the way to integrate time management workshops into the curriculum at educational institutions globally.
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