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ERIC Number: EJ911123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Learning Habits of Students with Special Needs in Short-Term Vocational Education Programmes
Schmidt, Majda; Creslovnik, Helena
Educational Studies, v36 n4 p415-430 Oct 2010
This research examined some characteristics of the learning habits of students with special needs and those without them in programmes of short-term vocational education in five areas: motivation, learning and learning techniques, emotional, social and the area of self-evaluation. The research sample consisted of 140 students from different secondary schools. The "Questionnaire on the Learning Habits of Adolescents" was used for the purpose of the study. The differences between the means from individual learning habit scales, between the students with special needs or without them, were discovered by one-way analysis of variance. Basic findings of empirical research emphasise that there exist statistically significant differences between the students with special needs and the students without special needs in four areas of learning habits. Among the findings causing concern in connection with learning habits, we would like to underscore the fact that students with special needs are perceived as less efficient at and less competent in coping with learning and work tasks. These students are not familiar with effective methods and strategies for successful learning, which leads to the feelings of frustration and helplessness in case of failure. In order to cultivate an effective and supportive educational environment for students with special needs, short-term vocational schools should develop learning/teaching models that provide a potentially powerful alternative to traditionally directed teaching approaches. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Slovenia