James, P 'Progressive development of deep learning skills through undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations' , Educational Studies, 24 (1) , pp. 95-105.
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A dissertation is an integral part of Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons)) and taught Master of Science (MSc) programmes and should reflect differences in learning styles as appropriate to each level. The dissertation requirements and assessment procedures within ten environment‐related undergraduate and postgraduate programmes were examined using the ‘framework’ approach. Two themes were examined in detail: a quantitative evaluation of characteristics which define the physical dimensions of the dissertation; and a qualitative analysis of the academic rationale, aims, objectives and learning outcomes, as well as the associated assessment criteria. It is possible to differentiate between levels in terms of these two themes. There were greater similarities between the dissertations at HND and BSc(Hons) levels than between BSc(Hons) and MSc levels. Each dissertation occupies a separate, distinct place along a progressive development of a deep learning style.
|Themes:||Subjects outside of the University Themes|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Educational Studies|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||Professor Philip James|
|Date Deposited:||09 Apr 2015 16:08|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2015 16:08|
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