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ERIC Number: EJ770407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Learning Strategies Used by Apprentices in Flexible Delivery
Smith, Peter J.
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v55 n3 p369-383 Sep 2003
Using a stimulated recall technique, eight apprentices were interviewed to identify the detailed learning strategies they used while constructing knowledge from flexible learning packages designed to develop workplace skills. The research shows that in their use of metacognitive, cognitive and social/affective learning strategies the apprentices in the sample made greatest use of those strategies that assisted them to construct knowledge as it was structured and presented by the learning package or by their instructors, trainers or supervisors. Little use was made of strategies that would indicate self-directed learning, working outside the structure provided, or learning independently of a sociocultural and hands-on context comprising their peers and their instructors. At the level of detail of learning strategies these results provide support for the larger scale quantitative research that has been previously conducted with apprentice learning preferences. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Canfield Learning Styles Inventory