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ERIC Number: EJ991819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8040
Improving Pre-Entry Access to University: Towards a Model of Transformational Alignment
Johnston, Bill; Anderson, Tony; McDonald, Alexandra
Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, p82-95 2012
This article presents empirical research exploring adult returner students' approaches to learning via qualitative analysis of a series of semi-structured interviews. Interviewees' comments illuminate their approaches to study, their conceptualisation of information literacy, and their experiences as learners. We interpret the data through two theoretical lenses (transformational learning and constructivism). We propose a model of course re-design aimed at improving the practice of access by foregrounding within the redesign process the notion of personal transformation afforded by access courses. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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: United Kingdom (Scotland)