In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences

Taina Kaivola, Tiina Salomäki, Juha Taina

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Abstract

Abstract
This paper discusses students understanding of their own learning experiences in higher education. The purpose of the study was
to find out what kinds of meaningful learning experiences the students gain during courses in which the teaching methods are
purposefully tuned to facilitate shared understanding, problem solving and creativity. The data consists of observations of the
three different teaching events as well as thirteen taped and transcribed in-depth interviews with voluntary students. The research
questions looked into probe student aims and understanding when studying, and the role of learning environments and
expectations of the competences produced during these monitored learning processes. Our data suggest that peer-to-peer
interaction and working in collaborative groups facilitates knowledge building and, by implication, promote experiences of
transformative learning.

2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Transformative learning, self-regulation, science education, veterinary medicine, study skills
responsibility of Prof. Dr. Hüseyin
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn quest for better understanding of student learning experiences : --
Number of pages5
VolumeVolume 46
Place of PublicationBarcelona, Spain
PublisherElsevier Scientific Publ. Co
Publication date4 Sep 2012
Pages8-12
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event4th WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (WCES-2012) 02-05 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2 Feb 20125 Feb 2012

Publication series

NameProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
PublisherElsevier
Numbervolume 46 (2012)
Volume46

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 516 Educational sciences
  • 413 Veterinary science

Cite this

Kaivola, T., Salomäki, T., & Taina, J. (2012). In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences. In In quest for better understanding of student learning experiences: -- (Vol. Volume 46, pp. 8-12). (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences ; Vol. 46, No. volume 46 (2012)). Barcelona, Spain: Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co.
Kaivola, Taina ; Salomäki, Tiina ; Taina, Juha. / In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences. In quest for better understanding of student learning experiences: --. Vol. Volume 46 Barcelona, Spain : Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co, 2012. pp. 8-12 (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences ; volume 46 (2012)).
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In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences. / Kaivola, Taina; Salomäki, Tiina ; Taina, Juha.

In quest for better understanding of student learning experiences: --. Vol. Volume 46 Barcelona, Spain : Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co, 2012. p. 8-12 (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences ; Vol. 46, No. volume 46 (2012)).

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Kaivola T, Salomäki T, Taina J. In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences. In In quest for better understanding of student learning experiences: --. Vol. Volume 46. Barcelona, Spain: Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co. 2012. p. 8-12. (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences ; volume 46 (2012)).