Student learning orientations : are there differences between age and gender?

Arambewela, Rodney 2008, Student learning orientations : are there differences between age and gender?, in International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management (1st : 2008 : New Delhi, India), College of Business, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-11.

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Title Student learning orientations : are there differences between age and gender?
Author(s) Arambewela, Rodney
Conference name Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management
Conference location New Delhi, India
Conference dates 12-14 December, 2008
Title of proceedings International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management (1st : 2008 : New Delhi, India)
Editor(s) Godara, Varuna
Publication date 2008
Conference series International Congress on Pervasive Computing and Management
Start page 1
End page 11
Publisher College of Business, University of Western Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Summary The increasing diversity and mobility of students have challenged universities, world over, to review educational courses and delivery to provide a more satisfying learning environment to students. The continuous improvement of the 'quality' of teaching and learning is one of the key goals of universities endeavouring to fulfil their obligations as learning institutions. Using a revised SPQ2F instrument (Biggs, 2003, Biggs and Leung, 2001), this exploratory study undertakes a comparative analysis of the age and gender differences in the learning orientations of two groups of tertiary students in an Australian University. The results indicate that there are no significant differences in the learning orientations of students but on average they seem to demonstrate deep learning than surface learning although they may differ in terms of the learning contexts.
ISBN 9780980595604
Language eng
Field of Research 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Sydney College of Management
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018127

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