A study contacted by the University of Western Sydney and New South Wales Education Department found that a regular learning routine starting from home promotes long term academic success.
The study examined the study habits of three groups of Year 3 students – Chinese, Anglo and Pacific Island student. Dr Megan Watkins (Senior Lecturer, Literacy and Pedagogy, UWS) challenges the myth that Chinese students perform better at school because of a cultural disposition to study. Instead the Chinese students’ academic success were attributed to more disciplined approach to academic studies fostered from home.
See “Routine makes a good student” (The Australian Higher Education) for the full article.