ERIC Number: EJ1084187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Factors Influencing Students' Perceptions of Graduate Attribute Acquisition in a Multidisciplinary Honours Track in a Dutch University
Jansen, E. P. W. A.; Suhre, C. J. M.
Higher Education Research and Development, v34 n6 p1138-1152 2015
This article studies the relationship between students' perceptions of teaching and learning in a multidisciplinary honours programme and their impact on graduate attributes acquisition. The study, conducted among 73 honours students in a Dutch research university, evaluates perceived improvement in graduate attributes through annually collected survey data pertaining to student motivation, perception of the teaching and learning environment, engagement in the programme and registered course marks. The evaluation study reveals that to the extent of the perceived development of graduate attributes, three factors play crucial roles: students' performance motivation, the amount of teacher support in creative and critical thinking, and students' inclination to approach the honours track as a learning community.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Motivation, Educational Environment, Grades (Scholastic), Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Student Characteristics, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands