Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodneyen_US
dc.contributor.editorJean Michelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:22:41Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:22:41Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-07-29T04:14:21Z
dc.identifier.issn03043797en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03043790701337197en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17799
dc.description.abstractModern learning approaches increasingly have fewer structured learning activities and more self directed learning tasks guided through consultation with academics. Such tasks are predominately project/problem based where the student is required to follow a freely guided road map to self discovery whilst simultaneously achieving desired learning outcomes for a particular course. However, many international students struggle to adjust to an Australian higher learning environment where they are being increasingly encouraged to undertake self directed learning (SDL). Thus, this paper proposes the concept that international students who have higher readiness for SDL gain greater learning outcomes from project based learning (PBL) approaches. To achieve this objective, a questionnaire survey of 26 students (65 per cent of class) completing an engineering management course was conducted. Linear regression analysis provided evidence that SDL readiness was a key enabler for achieving learning outcomes from PBL. In particular, having high self management skills was shown to be the most significant and reliable predictor for achieving learning outcomes from PBL. Through understanding students SDL readiness at the commencement of their engineering programs, academics can better tailor PBL support mechanisms to achieve desired learning outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent148673 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondon, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03043797.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom453en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto465en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330199en_US
dc.titleInvestigating the link between self directed learning readiness and project based learning outcomes: the case of international Masters Students in an engineering management courseen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright [year] Taylor & Francis. 2007 This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextFull Text


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record