‘If you pass the baton to them, they will take more care of it’: Some reflections on safely transferring learning control to degree students to improve the student learning experience.

Jones, Richard E and Mather, Richard (2017) ‘If you pass the baton to them, they will take more care of it’: Some reflections on safely transferring learning control to degree students to improve the student learning experience. In: SRHE Annual Research Conference 2017: Higher Education Rising to the Challenge: Balancing expectations of students, society and stakeholders, 6-8 December 2017, Newport, South Wales.

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Abstract

This ongoing study aims to investigate the benefits associated with an understanding of ‘loci of control’ in the teaching of university computing undergraduates (level five students). The concept of ‘loci of control’ within the studied context is discussed and the guided transfer of elements of teaching control to students is assessed through a series of topic tests along with the effects on subsequent student learning. Ensuing student focus-group panels examine perceived student learning development in more detail. Initial data analysis indicates that transferring delivery of topic elements to student control develops features of deeper learning in some students. The medium term effect on learning of this experience is reported in a positive manner by a number of students. This ‘flipped-informal classroom’ approach is resulting in a more engaged student learning atmosphere. The study continues with the hope that progress results in the development of a ‘student learning engagement index’.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: loci of control, flipped classroom, informal teaching, student learning engagement index
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 10:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 12:07
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17329

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