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ERIC Number: EJ1075573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Psychology Students' Understanding of the Skill-Based Learning Fostered through University Assignments
Martini, Tanya S.; Rail, Ashley; Norton, Cole
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n4 p335-338 Oct 2015
We examined first-year psychology majors' (N = 195) beliefs about the relevance of two types of university assignments (individual essay and group wiki) and their connection to the development of career-related skills. Students reported that assignments were only somewhat relevant to their career goals, and relevance ratings were typically justified by referring to assignment features (content and type) rather than skill development. Our results suggest that it is important for faculty to be explicit with students--particularly those in the early stages of their degree--about the career-related skills that their course-based activities are intended to foster.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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