Learning strategies used by apprentices in flexible delivery

Smith, Peter 2003, Learning strategies used by apprentices in flexible delivery, Journal of vocational education & training, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 369-384, doi: 10.1080/13636820300200235.

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Title Learning strategies used by apprentices in flexible delivery
Author(s) Smith, Peter
Journal name Journal of vocational education & training
Volume number 55
Issue number 3
Start page 369
End page 384
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2003-09
ISSN 1363-6820
1747-5090
Summary Using a stimulated recall technique, eight apprentices were interviewed to identify the detailed learning strategies they used while constructing knowledge from flexible learning packages designed to develop workplace skills. The research shows that in their use of metacognitive, cognitive and social/affective learning strategies the apprentices in the sample made greatest use of those strategies that assisted them to construct knowledge as it was structured and presented by the learning package or by their instructors, trainers or supervisors. Little use was made of strategies that would indicate self-directed learning, working outside the structure provided, or learning independently of a sociocultural and hands-on context comprising their peers and their instructors. At the level of detail of learning strategies these results provide support for the larger scale quantitative research that has been previously conducted with apprentice learning preferences.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13636820300200235
Field of Research 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002106

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