Time management competence is the ability to identify all the commitments we have as dual agents, to make decisions about which ones we will address and in what order, and to record them in a system – an agenda – that allows us to make the best decisions about our use of time at any given time.
Time management is all about organising personal commitments effectively. This involves knowing what to do, when to do it and with what resources. The aim is to achieve previously planned outcomes.
WHY IS IMPORTANT THIS SKILL?
Time management helps facilitators balance various tasks, while subject matter expertise ensures that they can effectively convey information and engage students. Instructional design skills are essential for creating effective learning experiences using various strategies, technology and assessments.
Time management skills are critical for facilitators, as they must balance a variety of tasks and responsibilities in order to achieve their goals. Effective time management skills help facilitators to:
Plan and organise their workload: Academic facilitators should be able to prioritise tasks, set realistic deadlines, and create a schedule that allows them to complete their work efficiently and effectively.
Maximise class time: Academic facilitators should use class time effectively, by creating engaging and interactive activities that help students to learn and retain new information.
Manage their workload: Academic facilitators should be able to manage their workload by delegating tasks where appropriate, and by seeking help from colleagues or support staff when necessary.
Balance competing demands: Academic facilitators often have many different responsibilities, such as preparing lessons, grading assignments, conducting research and meeting with students. They must be able to balance these demands and manage their time effectively to ensure that they meet all of their obligations.
Avoid burnout: Effective time management skills can help academic facilitators to avoid burnout by reducing stress and allowing them to focus on their work and personal life.
VIDEO: TIME MANAGEMENT
In this video you will find the keys to learn how to manage effectivly your time (4′ 32”).
It has been recorded by Jon Legarda, lecturer at the University of Deusto.
The proposed methodology and materials are based on the feedback training session conducted by the facilitator Aje Arruti for the School for WBL Facilitation of the University of Deusto.
In this book David Allen explains the Getting things done (GTD) methodology. It is based on the principle that a person needs to free their mind from pending tasks by keeping them in a specific place.
In this web article you will learn what an instertitial diary is and how it works.