Understanding student experiences in university learning centres

Galligan, Linda (2014) Understanding student experiences in university learning centres. In: 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2014), 6-9 July 2014, Darwin, Australia.

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This paper discusses a conceptual framework, based on Valsiner's human development theory, to assist in the identification and analysis of learning change issues.
Learning change is particularly important in a student's first year and often observed in Learning Centres. The hub of this framework is analysing micro-processes made explicit by a sequence of student actions within a rich field of stimuli. The paper argues that the theory provides
a useful tool to investigate the way adult learners think and develop, which in turn enhances educational practice in the context of Learning Centres at university.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 06:28
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education research
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25750

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