Student Time Allocations and Learning Environment

Christoph Meng, ROA, Maastricht University

This paper provides new insight into the question how higher education
students acquire knowledge. The authors investigate the significance of different learning environments and of the time allocated by students to
different study related activities for the level of generic and
discipline-specific competencies. Using a unique data set on European
higher education graduates, the competencies acquisitions process is
investigated by stochastic frontier production function methods. The
results suggest that activating learning methods are effective in both
the acquisition of generic competencies and the acquisition of
discipline-specific competencies.

Date: 16 November-00 0000