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ERIC Number: EJ1130571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1755-1382
High Velocity--A Capacity Building Approach to Learning
Hurford, Grace; Metcalfe Meer, Nicky
Practitioner Research in Higher Education, v1 n1 p60-62 2007
Many teaching and learning strategies are based on a deficit/gap analysis approach to student needs. Our capacity-building approach is a modest attempt to focus on what students already know and can do, and concentrates on building on that knowledge and skill in order to accelerate learning that becomes, deep, meaningful and enjoyable. Student comments bore out the importance of paying attention not merely to prior knowledge, but particularly context, emotions and strengths. By concentrating on areas where students had some knowledge and skills, not only did students progress very quickly to a higher level, but they found that this also gave them confidence to tackle other areas of work where there was less initial certainty and knowledge.
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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: United Kingdom
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