Developing the digital self-determined learner through heutagogical design

Gillaspy, E ORCID: and Vasilica, CM ORCID: 2021, 'Developing the digital self-determined learner through heutagogical design' , Higher Education Pedagogies, 6 (1) , pp. 135-155.

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This empirical qualitative study investigates whether the introduction of heutagogy in contemporary nursing education can foster the development of the digital self-determined learner, who is prepared to work and live in the fourth industrial age and beyond. The impact of heutagogical design on learner process and outcomes is explored through qualitative framework analysis of learner data and reflective educator observations. Findings suggest that with careful scaffolding and courage in remaining true to the educational philosophy, this approach has the potential to develop learners who demonstrate key principles of heutagogy including non-linear learning, learner agency, capability, self-reflection and metacognition and double-loop learning. This innovative study provides insight into the process of developing the self-determined learner and encourages further research into flexible and learner-centred approaches across Higher Education.

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Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 2375-2696 **History: published_online 21-04-2021; issued 01-01-2021; published 01-01-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Higher Education Pedagogies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2375-2696
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Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 12:59
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:06

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