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ERIC Number: EJ939887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Approach to Learning of Sub-Degree Students in Hong Kong
Chan, Yiu Man; Chan, Christine Mei Sheung
Research in Education, v84 n1 p65-78 Nov 2010
The learning approaches and learning experiences of 404 sub-degree students were assessed by using a Study Process Questionnaire and a Learning Experience Questionnaire. While the learning approaches in this study meant whether students used a deep learning or surface learning approach, the learning experiences referred to students' perceptions towards areas, such as, good teaching, clear goals and standards, and emphasis on independence as identified in the Course Experience Questionnaire. Across all samples, the results show that statistical differences were not found in gender, age and family income variables but did occur in the division variables. The results show that the Art and Design students as well as Information Technology students tended to use a deep learning approach, while Business and Management students used a surface learning approach. The research supports the notion that learning approaches can relate closely to subject area. Furthermore, this study discusses relevant strategies for enhancing deep learning for sub-degree students. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong