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ERIC Number: EJ883093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
The Strategic Development of Learner Autonomy through Enquiry-Based Learning: A Case Study
Bramhall, Mike D.; Lewis, Justin; Norcliffe, Allan; Radley, Keith; Waldock, Jeff
Industry and Higher Education, v24 n2 p121-125 Apr 2010
This paper reports on strategic developments to enhance student learner autonomy skills through the use of enquiry-based learning (EBL) in the design of higher education programmes. The UK's Sheffield Hallam University is a recognized Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in the field of developing learner autonomy. Central to the university's learning, teaching and assessment strategy is the conviction that students must become autonomous learners to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for employment, research and continuing professional development. In this context it is imperative that students are increasingly able to manage their own learning, formulate their own lines of enquiry and develop flexible approaches to their studies--the essence of acquiring learner autonomy. It is also important that they can work across discipline boundaries, often in teams, tackling problems that are essentially multidisciplinary. The central theme of this paper is the strategic use of EBL in areas that involve students working together in small groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom