ERIC Number: EJ1138253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Self-Determined Approach to Learning: A Social Science Perspective
Snowden, Michael; Halsall, Jamie P.
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1247608 2016
Over recent years the higher education sector has been encouraged to find different, effective and flexible ways of teaching. This enthusiasm is apparent more than ever before, as the current British Conservative government has produced a white paper on the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF intends to measure and improve the quality of teaching and learning within the higher education sector. With this proposed framework being introduced, universities will have to think of new ways of teaching and learning. This paper examines the pedagogical approach to self-determined learning within the dynamic of the tutor and the learner. In the paper, the authors argue for a fundamental rethink of how students learn in the higher education sector. Moreover, the authors call for a greater emphasis on a self-determined approach to learning and the integration of heutagogy, as this approach challenges the pedagogical approach to teaching and learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Learning Theories, Educational Quality, Tutors, Mentors, Higher Education, Independent Study, Andragogy, Active Learning, Student Experience, Learning Experience, Self Efficacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)