The influence of learning environment on student conceptions of learning

Smith, Peter J. and Blake, Damian 2009, The influence of learning environment on student conceptions of learning, Journal of vocational education and training, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 231-246, doi: 10.1080/13636820902996517.

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Title The influence of learning environment on student conceptions of learning
Author(s) Smith, Peter J.
Blake, Damian
Journal name Journal of vocational education and training
Volume number 61
Issue number 3
Start page 231
End page 246
Total pages 16
Publisher Triangle Journals
Place of publication Wallingford, England
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 1363-6820
Summary Responding to the increasing numbers of students who now study across more than one of the traditional sectors of education and training, this research explored quantitative differences in conceptions of learning between students who had entered university study on the basis of a VET qualification, and those who had entered on a basis of previous university studies. Using the Conceptions of Learning Inventory the research also used gender as an independent variable. While some differences were shown between the previously-VET and previously-university students and some differences between genders these differences were characterised by low to moderate effect sizes only. The authors conclude that the quantitative differences are not particularly important, but that qualitative research may indicate differences in kind between the conceptions of learning of the two groups.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13636820902996517
Field of Research 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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