The survey is conducted every spring among second-year bachelor’s degree students and first-year master’s degree students. Its purpose is to collect information on students’ ability to study, motivation, teaching and peer support. Conceptual model used in structuring the ability to study is The study ability model (Kunttu, 2005) that divides study ability into student's own resources, study skills and motivation, teaching and study environment.
Study well-being inventory AllWell? is based on HowULearn questionnaire, developed in the University of Helsinki (see Parpala & Lindblom-Ylänne, 2012), complemented with questions measuring students' own resources.
Statistical summaries based on the responses will be compiled for Aalto University. Responses given by individual students cannot be identified from the summaries.
Steps of the AllWell? process from teaching development point of view:
- Data collected by AllWell? study well-being questionnaire instrument
- AllWell? data analyzed
- Analyzed data sent to programme heads
- Analyzed data discussed together with the programme (faculty and students) and Allwell? team
- Developing evidence based pedagogy and collaborative practices based on the programme level results, together with other student feedback collected
- Programme and school level changes designed, planned, implemented and communicated to students
After replying, students get personal feedback on their strengths as well as tips for personal development in study skills and study well-being in, for example, following areas:
- how to handle stress in a better way
- how to improve study skills
- how to stop procrastinating with difficult issues
- how feelings affect study performance
Programmes will also get feedback that shows how their students have replied, on average, to the different scales measuring study ability. Programme level feedback gives tips on how teaching can support the different areas of study ability.
AllWell? questionnaire and data privacy notice
Examples of AllWell data based actions in Aalto
With the help of the annual study well-being questionnaire AllWell?, we gain research-based knowledge for planning actions for pedagogical development. The summaries of the results, regarding each programme/department, are delivered to the Programme heads and Deans.
After replying to the AllWell? questionnaire, the students get personal feedback on their strengths as well as tips for personal development in study skills and study well-being.