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ERIC Number: EJ1125233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Students' Knowledge Progression: Sustainable Learning in Higher Education
Rovio-Johansson, Airi
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v28 n3 p427-439 2016
The purpose of this phenomenographic study is to examine students' knowledge progression in a three-year Bachelor program in Business Administration. Theoretical sampling was used to select nine students from a group of 200 university students admitted to the program. The students were interviewed on three occasions: Year 1, after their Management Accounting course; Year 2, after their Financial Accounting course; and Year 3, after they had written their thesis. The interviews focused on the same financial concept presented in various ways, with increasing complexity, in each of the three years. This longitudinal study analyses the students' knowledge progress in terms of sustainable learning. The findings reveal that knowledge progression was very good by the end the program for one-half of the students; one-third of the students did not achieve satisfactory knowledge progression. The study's research methods and its findings contribute to education and international studies on students' sustainable learning in higher education. The study suggests a model for future research in ascertaining how higher education students learn as well as in examining issues and areas for further research and development.
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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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