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Motivating the learning of part-time taught-postgraduate students through pedagogy and curriculum design: are there differences in undergraduate teaching?

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Ho, A and Kember, DR, Motivating the learning of part-time taught-postgraduate students through pedagogy and curriculum design: are there differences in undergraduate teaching?, International Journal of Lifelong EducationI ISSN 0260-1370 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/02601370.2018.1470115

Abstract

Interviews were conducted with 29 part-time taught postgraduate (TPg) students to determine forms of teaching and curriculum which motivated their learning. The study was conducted in an open exploratory manner to investigate the aspects of pedagogy or curriculum design which particularly motivated the TPg students which were in any way distinct from typical undergraduate teaching. As most of the TPg students were mature professionals working in a field connected to the course they had enrolled in, they were able to identify relevant knowledge, skills and abilities which ought to be included in the content or curriculum. This distinguishes them from typical undergraduate students. The TPg students appreciated in-class discussion so that they could share experiences and expertise. The interviewees preferred assessment tasks that related to their professional practice. Teaching and learning for TPg students should recognise the expertise of the students and draw upon it as a valuable learning resource.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teaching postgraduate students, taught postgraduate curriculum, motivation, student learning experiences, adult education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
Author:Kember, DR (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:125905
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-05-15
Last Modified:2018-05-15
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