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Getting them thinking : the role of the student questionnaire in promoting academic and social integration

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Muriel Strahm, Geoffrey Danaher
This paper reports on the development and administration of a questionnaire whose purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching/learning by examining students’ perceptions of learning. The questionnaire was administered to adult pre-university students. Eighteen mature age students completed nine open-ended questions about how they, other students and the lecturer influence their learning. Participants identified the support and encouragement from other students and the lecturer, and planning, preparation and organisation as key factors influencing their progress. These findings are in line with Tinto’s (1993) argument that what happens in the classroom impacts both social and academic integration. The findings also confirm the assumption of needs theories that basic psychological needs such as the need for belonging and self-worth must be met before engagement and learning can take place.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

2

Issue

3

Start Page

44

End Page

54

Number of Pages

11

ISSN

1832-2050

Location

Rockhampton, Qld

Publisher

Central Queensland University

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Division of Teaching and Learning Services;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development.

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