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ERIC Number: EJ923294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Cultivating the Disposition to Understand in 21st Century University Education
McCune, Velda; Entwistle, Noel
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n3 p303-310 Jun 2011
This article discusses the need, in 21st century university education, to encourage a "will to learn" in students, and explores its meaning using a variety of empirical evidence. It draws on previous studies related to academic understanding to introduce the idea of a "disposition to understand for oneself" and to consider how teaching-learning environments can be adapted to encourage this "consistent tendency" to want to understand deeply and to be alert to ways of developing that understanding further and using it appropriately. In discussing such environments, particular emphasis is placed on the role of Web 2.0 technologies and how they can be used to support the disposition to understand.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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