The Effects on Students Generated by “The Project for the Improvement of Basic Academic Ability”: Focusing on the Changes in Students' Learning
Basic Academic Ability
The Project for the Improvement of Basic Academic Ability was launched in 2009. The aim of this project was to improve students’ basic academic skills in mathematics, physics and English. In this report, we analyze the effects generated by two-year activities of the project. In particular, we have focused on the changes in the academic results of the students who studied in our remedial classes. We also conducted a survey in the form of a questionnaire and analyzed the results. The findings of the analysis and the survey are as follows: 1) Most of the students who studied in the remedial classes improved their academic results; 2) A lot of students has become aware of the necessity to study by this project; 3) Students have acknowledged problems in their academic results, but they don’t spare time for studying; 4) The number of the first-year students who worried about learning in 2010 is larger than that in 2009, 5) The students who studied in remedial classes are not motivated to study voluntarily. As a task for the future, we should lead students’ “awareness” to their “action,” giving further support to the students who are aware that they need to study more, in order for them to study autonomously.