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Article: Characterizing learning environments capable of nurturing generic capabilities in higher education

TitleCharacterizing learning environments capable of nurturing generic capabilities in higher education
Authors
KeywordsActive learning
Assessment
Collaborative learning
Generic capabilities
Learning environments
Qualitative & quantitative analyses
Teacher-student relationship
Issue Date2007
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0361-0365
Citation
Research In Higher Education, 2007, v. 48 n. 5, p. 609-632 How to Cite?
AbstractThere has been wide recognition that today's graduates need the type of generic capabilities necessary for lifelong learning. However, the mechanism by which universities can develop these generic skills is not clearly established. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism for their development. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test a hypothesized model of capability development through a suitable learning environment with 1756 undergraduates at a university in Hong Kong. To triangulate against this model and more fully characterize the learning environment, focus group interviews were held with five to six students from three programs with good records of capability development. Analysis of the interview data resulted in a set of categories, describing a learning environment, which were consistent with the SEM model. The learning environment which seemed conducive to capability development aimed for understanding of key concepts through a variety of assessment methods and active engagement in learning activities. Teacher-student relationships were developed through interaction, feedback and assistance. The promotion of peer-student relationships led to a high degree of collaborative learning. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54329
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.0
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.724
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, RSFen_HK
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dc.description.abstractThere has been wide recognition that today's graduates need the type of generic capabilities necessary for lifelong learning. However, the mechanism by which universities can develop these generic skills is not clearly established. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism for their development. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test a hypothesized model of capability development through a suitable learning environment with 1756 undergraduates at a university in Hong Kong. To triangulate against this model and more fully characterize the learning environment, focus group interviews were held with five to six students from three programs with good records of capability development. Analysis of the interview data resulted in a set of categories, describing a learning environment, which were consistent with the SEM model. The learning environment which seemed conducive to capability development aimed for understanding of key concepts through a variety of assessment methods and active engagement in learning activities. Teacher-student relationships were developed through interaction, feedback and assistance. The promotion of peer-student relationships led to a high degree of collaborative learning. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0361-0365en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_HK
dc.subjectActive learningen_HK
dc.subjectAssessmenten_HK
dc.subjectCollaborative learningen_HK
dc.subjectGeneric capabilitiesen_HK
dc.subjectLearning environmentsen_HK
dc.subjectQualitative & quantitative analysesen_HK
dc.subjectTeacher-student relationshipen_HK
dc.titleCharacterizing learning environments capable of nurturing generic capabilities in higher educationen_HK
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