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ERIC Number: EJ904164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Facilitating Independence amongst Chinese International Students Completing a Bachelor of Applied Business Studies Degree
Warring, Susan
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v47 n4 p379-392 Nov 2010
This study focuses on facilitating independent learning amongst Chinese international students completing a Bachelor's Degree. A rationale for cultivating independence is provided and a model of independent learning developed, based on Grow's Staged Self-Directed Learning model and the 1996 Situational Leadership model of Hersey and Blanchard. Students' independence level was measured and teaching strategies employed as a cohort of students progressed through the programme. This cohort exhibited neutral/average independence throughout. However over the period students' confidence improved, they increasingly believed they had greater responsibility for learning, but their motivation declined. Ability did not change. Future research should disaggregate the model as findings indicate it is more applicable to individual variables and individual students. (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand