Exploring the combined relationships of student and teacher factors on learning approaches and self-directed learning readiness at a Malaysian university

Kek, Megan and Huijser, Henk (2011) Exploring the combined relationships of student and teacher factors on learning approaches and self-directed learning readiness at a Malaysian university. Studies in Higher Education, 36 (2). pp. 185-208. ISSN 0307-5079

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Abstract

This article presents the findings of a study of the interrelationships between students’ individual characteristics, self-efficacy beliefs, parental involvement, university and classroom learning environments; and teachers’ individual characteristics, teaching efficacies, university and classroom learning environments, teacher outcomes and approaches to teaching, approaches to learning (deep and surface learning) and self-directed learning readiness. The study was guided by a two-level integrated theoretical framework, designed to examine ‘student and teacher ecological systems’ and their influences on student learning and outcomes. Data was drawn from 392 students and 32 teachers situated in 44 problem-based learning classrooms from three study levels at a Malaysian private medical university. The analyses, through hierarchical linear modelling, revealed what and how personal, family, learning environment and teacher factors directly influenced approaches to learning and self-directed learning readiness. Implications for teaching in higher education are discussed.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Megan Kek
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 06:55
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 21:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning environments; parental involvement; approaches to learning; self-directed learning; approaches to teaching
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/03075070903519210
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18531

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