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Kember, David; Hong, Celina; Ho, Amaly – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The study looks at issues around the power of the hidden curriculum of assessment and its effects on student behaviour. The assessment regime at school level has an impact on study approaches at university level, and if we are to help students to make the transition from school to university, then it is important that we understand the beliefs and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Kember, David; Ho, Amber; Hong, Celina – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2008
This article reports findings from a study which interviewed 36 undergraduate students about aspects of the teaching and learning environment which motivated or demotivated their study. It was found that students were motivated by a teaching environment characterized by eight main elements. This article reports in detail on the element of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Advanced Courses, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Kember, David; Leung, Doris Y. P.; McNaught, Carmel – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2008
It is important to demonstrate to those taking courses for new teachers that approaches to learning have a relational nature--that they are influenced by the teaching and learning context. This article describes a workshop activity, based on the Revised Study Process Questionnaire. Workshop participants recorded their approaches to learning in two…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Workshops, Educational Environment, Humanities
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Kember, David; Ying, Chan Kwok; Wan, Chan Shun; Yung, Chan Siu; Wai, Chan Tze; Mui, Chang Yuk; Wing, Cheung Kwong; Heung, Lau Kwai; Sam, Lee Lai; Chi, Lee Wai; Wanze, Li Wing Sze; Chuen, Tam Kam; Anne, Tang Oi Yin; Chu, Tse Lin; Jason, Tse Wai – Active Learning in Higher Education: The Journal of the Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2005
This study provides a qualitative test and illustration of a model of how students cope with the demands of part-time study. The model shows that students who are successful in finding the time to complete the requirements of part-time courses do so by adopting three mechanisms; sacrifice, support and the negotiation of arrangements. All three…
Descriptors: Coping, Part Time Students, Social Life, Self Motivation