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ERIC Number: EJ881399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Facilitating Experiential Learning of Study Skills in Sports Students
Groves, Mark; Bowd, Belinda; Smith, Julian
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v34 n1 p11-22 Feb 2010
In recent years the student population in the UK has grown considerably, and students are entering higher education with a more diverse range of qualifications and skills. This is particularly the case in post-1992 universities with a widening participation agenda, as these institutions have a larger share of students from non-traditional backgrounds. Universities therefore need to consider ways in which they can encourage achievement and success amongst a diverse population of students, many of whom enter higher education without the skills needed to study effectively. Within this article the authors consider the use of experiential learning tasks to facilitate the development of study skills, as it has been suggested that such tasks aid student learning and the acquisition of skills. The authors outline a Level 1 module, delivered to a large cohort of students at a post-1992 university in the United Kingdom, and designed to facilitate the development of study skills in a way that is consistent with Kolb's experiential learning cycle. Their small-scale and provisional examination of the first iteration of this module suggests that they have produced an initiative that encourages student engagement and facilitates learning in each of the four stages of Kolb's cycle. However, wider investigation is required to ascertain the effectiveness of the initiative in allowing student access to some of the key aims of higher education. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom