Time management

Definition

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: 

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.

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RESOURCES

BOOK 1

Getting things done

David Allen

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. 

WEB

Interstitial diary

In this web article you will learn what an instertitial diary is and how it works.

DOCUMENT

GTD Workflow

This document shows you how to follow the GTD methodology in the best possible way.

PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE

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