Initial approaches to studying by open access university students: implications for program curriculum and delivery

Bedford, Tasman (2013) Initial approaches to studying by open access university students: implications for program curriculum and delivery. In: 3rd National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia Conference (NAEEA 2013): Flexibility: Pathways to Participation, 27-29 Nov 2013, Melbourne, Australia.


This paper reports a study of initial approaches to studying by students enrolled in two open access programs of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). The potential importance of students' initial approaches to the work of studying, in terms of student engagement and progression in a higher education study program, is briefly discussed. The results of two studies, one with award diploma students and the other with non-award enabling program students, are compared. Results obtained from the earlier of the two studies (with non-award program students) influenced teaching staff to review and modify the curriculum and delivery of the program. This paper presents a test of this assumption. Students' self-reported data on their study-behaviour patterns within four categories of approaches to studying in higher education were used in the two studies. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of implications for curriculum that appear
to arise from the data.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 NAEEA Inc. This publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Open Access College
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 05:26
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 01:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: bridging course; motivation; success; attitude to; study habits
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 > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education

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