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ERIC Number: EJ816237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Study Orientations in Different Tutoring Environments: University Language Students' First Two Years
Honkimaki, Sanna; Tynjala, Paivi
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v15 n2 p183-199 May 2007
This study investigates the study orientations of students in a two-year follow-up in two Finnish universities that had different tutoring systems. Both universities offered tutoring of first-year students by senior students, but one also offered tutoring by staff members. The study orientations of students were assessed on the basis of their responses to 77 statements covering four domains: learning approaches, conceptions of learning, regulation processes, and general study orientations. Results showed that students tutored by staff (n = 70) were more self-regulated and put greater emphasis on practical knowledge and cooperation in learning than did students who did not have staff tutoring (n = 55). Differences between the groups suggest that the staff-tutoring system was positively related to students' study orientations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland