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Kember, David; Hong, Celina; Ho, Amber; Ho, Amaly – Studies in Higher Education, 2011
A motivational orientation framework for higher education has previously been derived from interviews with 36 undergraduate students in an elite university system. The framework consists of six interacting facets of motivation represented by continua labelled: compliance, individual goal setting, sense of belonging, interest, career and university…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Goal Orientation
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Kember, David; Leung, Doris Y. P. – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
Surveys at a university in Hong Kong indicated that graduates of discrete part-time programmes perceived significantly higher development in eight out of nine graduate capabilities than their counterparts in full-time programmes. Several possible explanations are considered and rejected. The conventional view that capabilities are nurtured through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Structural Equation Models
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Kember, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2004
This article examines the nature of student workload and how perceptions of it are formed. Inferences are drawn from five detailed case studies, taken from a wider sample of university students who completed an hourly diary for one week. A subsample was also interviewed. Perceptions of workload are not synonymous with time spent studying, but can…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, College Students, Independent Study
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Kember, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2001
Interviewed novice and experienced, part-time students in Hong Kong about their teaching and learning beliefs. Novice students with didactic/reproductive beliefs about teaching and learning found it difficult to adjust to higher education if the teaching was not expository; more experienced students tended to hold facilitative/transformative…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Students, Epistemology, Foreign Countries