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University of Wollongong

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

2011

Approaches

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Concepts Of Ability And Their Effect On Approaches To Learning And Motivational Orientation, Romy Lawson Jan 2011

Concepts Of Ability And Their Effect On Approaches To Learning And Motivational Orientation, Romy Lawson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

There are a wide variety of experiences, psychological attributes, beliefs, prior knowledge and skills that students enter a learning situation with, that have been acknowledged (Biggs, 1999). They also enter with a range of expectations about their learning (Prosser and Trigwell, 1999). For example, the value that students' place on the learning experience will have an impact on their motivational orientation during their learning (James, 1892). Their selfefficacy will also affect their learning behaviours, with low self-esteem and motivation leading to lack of effort and persistence (Bandura, 1986). The concept of ability (whether it is fixed or changeable), is a ...


Constructively Aligned Teaching Methods And Students' Approaches To Learning And Motivational Orientations, Romy Lawson Jan 2011

Constructively Aligned Teaching Methods And Students' Approaches To Learning And Motivational Orientations, Romy Lawson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Most studies have found that, at the contextual level (e.g. degree programme) approach to study is stable over time (e.g. Busato, Prins, Elshout and Hamaker, 1998). At the situational level (e.g. a module) the results are possibly less equivocal, with studies reporting a decrease in deep approach at the end of the module (e.g. Newstead, 1998). Fazey & Lawson (2000) conducted a study that was contingent upon the use of a teaching approach that consistently raises expectations that a deep approach to learning is required and uses an assessment methodology that will reward such an approach. They ...