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Learning strategies used by apprentices in flexible delivery

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posted on 2003-09-01, 00:00 authored by Peter Smith
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.

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Journal of vocational education & training

Volume

55

Issue

3

Pagination

369 - 384

Publisher

Routledge

Location

London, England

ISSN

1363-6820

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1747-5090

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2003, Taylor & Francis

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