ERIC Number: EJ789905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
How Educational Practices Affect the Development of Life-Long Learning Orientations in Traditionally-Aged Undergraduate Students
Mayhew, Matthew J.; Wolniak, Gregory C.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Research in Higher Education, v49 n4 p337-356 Jun 2008
We investigated curricular conditions and educational practices that influenced the development of life-long learning orientations among 405 undergraduate students. Results suggest that growth in life-long learning orientations was facilitated by instruction that included opportunities for reflection, active learning, and perspective-taking and that provided students with opportunities for positively interacting with diverse peers. Negative diverse peer interactions were found to stifle development. Implications for researchers and practitioners are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Educational Practices, Lifelong Learning, Peer Relationship, Perspective Taking, Student Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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