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Characterising a teaching and learning environment capable of motivating student learning


Kember, DR and Ho, A and Hong, C, Characterising a teaching and learning environment capable of motivating student learning, Learning Environments Research, 13, (1) pp. 43-57. ISSN 1387-1579 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10984-009-9065-8


This study investigated facets of the teaching and learning environment which motivate student learning. Interviews were conducted with 36 students from nine representative undergraduate degree programs in Hong Kong. The interviewees were asked to describe teaching approaches and learning activities typical of their program. They were asked about the effect of these on their motivation. Analysis of the transcripts, using a grounded theory approach, revealed that motivation was enhanced through a teaching and learning environment with eight supportive conditions, namely, establishing relevance, establishing interest, allowing choice of courses, learning activities, teaching for understanding, assessment of learning activities, close teacher-student relationships and sense of belonging between classmates. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kember, DR (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:84500
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2013-05-15

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