In Quest for Better Understanding of Student Learning Experiences

Taina Kaivola, Tiina Salomäki, Juha Taina

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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
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Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationIn quest for better understanding of student learning experiences : --
Antal sidor5
VolymVolume 46
UtgivningsortBarcelona, Spain
FörlagElsevier Scientific Publ. Co
Utgivningsdatum4 sep 2012
Sidor8-12
StatusPublicerad - 4 sep 2012
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang4th WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (WCES-2012) 02-05 - Barcelona, Spanien
Varaktighet: 2 feb 20125 feb 2012

Publikationsserier

NamnProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
FörlagElsevier
Nummervolume 46 (2012)
Volym46

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 113 Data- och informationsvetenskap
  • 516 Pedagogik
  • 413 Veterinärvetenskap

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