Creating IT students' responsibility for learning

Wong, Zoe Yuk Kuen (2008) Creating IT students' responsibility for learning. Information Technology, Education and Society, 9 (2). pp. 65-80. ISSN 1037-616X


The aim of this study is to outline and explain students' responsibility for learning by investigating the importance of the constructivist self-regulating learning approach to information technology student learning at a tertiary institution in Australia. A research model was developed from the fundamental of the constructivist self-regulating learning principles and theories to evaluate tertiary students learning. Six factors (intrinsic motivation, mental representations, levels of understanding, developmental constraints on learning and reflection to stimulate learning) were identified. A total of 147 students participated in this research between 2005 and 2007. The learning environment and assessment tasks were carefully developed to be aligned with the constructivist self-regulating learning approach. Results suggest that constructivist self-regulating learning is an important approach for Information Technology students. The overall results also suggest that there are strong relationships between all constructivist self-regulating factors. Student interview feedback also suggests that the constructivist self-regulating approach is best suited for research-based assignments.

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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 in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2013 04:47
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 23:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: education; constructivist; learning responsibility
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.7459/ites/09.2.05

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