ERIC Number: EJ524597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Epistemologies, Conceptions of Learning, and Study Practices in Medicine and Psychology.
Lonka, K.; Lindblom-Ylanne, S.
Higher Education, v31 n1 p5-24 Jan 1996
A survey of Finnish freshman and fifth-year students in psychology (n=59) and medicine (n=116) found that older psychology students tended toward a constructivist conception of learning, while medical students saw learning as intake of knowledge. More freshman students, especially medical students, were dualist in approach. Four components were identified that reflected qualitatively different approaches to learning and knowledge. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Freshmen, College Seniors, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Learning Strategies, Medical Education, Medical Students, Psychology, Student Attitudes, Study Habits, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland