Identifying the learning approaches of UNIMAS first year students

Fredrick, Myran Maxson (2015) Identifying the learning approaches of UNIMAS first year students. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Nowadays, the need for outstanding graduates that possess great problem solving and critical thinking skills are rising not only in the context of Malaysia, but also in the context of global competitiveness. Higher learning institutions are entrusted to produce excellent graduates every year, and educators are striving to strategize their teaching that can instil learning which produces high academic achievements. This aim of this study was to identify the learning approaches of UNIMAS first year students. The equally important aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the learning approaches and academic achievement. This study uses the ASSIST questionnaire as the instrument to obtain information on the dominant conception of learning, learning approaches and preferences for different kinds of teachings. A total of 360 students responded to the questionnaire. The results show that the student’s dominant learning approach are the deep learning approach. The result also shows the nature of the relationship between learning approaches and academic achievement in which all of them are discussed along with previous studies done on approaches to learning.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ASSIST, learning approaches, academic achievement, higher education institutions, conceptions of learning, deep learning approaches, strategic learning approaches, surface learning approaches, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 02:18
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 02:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12198

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