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Educational Psychology

2014

Brigham Young University

Academic failure

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The Complex Nature Of Learning Failure: A Student Perspective, Keith R. Proctor Mar 2014

The Complex Nature Of Learning Failure: A Student Perspective, Keith R. Proctor

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The purpose of this study was to explore how college students reflectively describe their learning failure experiences, along with the major themes of those experiences. Through a series of in-depth interviews, four narrative cases written from the perspective of two college students were developed. These four cases were then carefully analyzed and cross-examined to generate a deeper understanding of college student learning failures. This study explored approximately 78 themes related to these four cases, which led to the development of six key components of college student learning failure experiences: Recognizing Learning Failures, Evaluating Learning Failures, Attributions for Learning Failures, Self-Discovery ...