The influence of a period of environment-orientated work experience on students' perception of their learning style
James, P 2000, 'The influence of a period of environment-orientated work experience on students' perception of their learning style' , Environmental Education Research, 6 (2) , pp. 157-165.
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A period of circa 12 months' work experience, as part of an Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree programme, introduces candidates to a variety of problems and can, therefore, be expected to influence the problem-solving approach adopted by the students. An index of deep learning, based on data collected from a modified version of the ASSIST questionnaire, indicated that students maintained their level of deep learning throughout the 4 years of a thick sandwich undergraduate environmental science degree programme. However, data from interviews with students indicated their experience of environment-orientated work placement had led them towards adopting a deeper approach to learning. The apparent contradiction in data may be explained by the type of problem to be solved. It is likely that students retain a surface approach to solving technical, scientific problems whilst adopting a deeper approach to, for example, personnel and resource problems.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history|
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QH Natural history > QH001 General, inc. conservation, geographical distribution
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environmental Education Research|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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|Date Deposited:||20 Aug 2010 10:46|
|Last Modified:||08 Mar 2012 09:52|
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