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Influence of the Curriculum and Learning Environment on Group Learning Approaches Outside the Classroom

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Yan, L and Kember, D, Influence of the Curriculum and Learning Environment on Group Learning Approaches Outside the Classroom, Learning Environments Research, 6, (3) pp. 285-307. ISSN 1387-1579 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2003 Kluwer Academic Publishers

DOI: doi:10.1023/A:1027331908555

Abstract

Case studies are presented of the out-of-class behaviour of two contrasting class groups of university students from departments with very different learning environments. One group displayed avoider behaviour, by working together to minimise the amount of work each individual had to do. The other class consisted of more coherent groups of students who socialised together and worked to reach a better understanding of conceptual material; we labelled this engager behaviour. The cases show that both the levels of social coherence of the groups and the out-of-class group learning approaches were strongly influenced by: the curriculum, the type of teaching, the nature of the assessment, the relationship between teachers and students, and the environment within the respective departments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Learning Sciences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Processes
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:129969
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-01-02
Last Modified:2019-04-26
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