Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWatters, Dianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWatters, James J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorJohn K Gilberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:20:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:20:07Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-29T23:12:02Z
dc.identifier.issn09500693en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500690600621282en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/17882
dc.description.abstractThis study is an investigation of the epistemological beliefs and study habits of students undertaking first year courses in Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry. In particular, we were interested in the relationship between students' epistemological beliefs about learning and knowledge, approaches to learning and achievement. The study adopted a mixed-methods approach in which quantitative and qualitative data have provided complementary insights into the beliefs and approaches adopted by these students. Our findings indicate that most students tend to adopt beliefs that knowledge and learning involves the accumulation of information and the capacity to reproduce on demand in examinations. Approaches to learning reflect these beliefs and are dominated by rote learning and preference for assessment by examination. Few students adopt strategies that emphasise the relationship of concepts to those already learnt or to applications relevant to biological science. Implications of this study for reform of university teaching practices as well as secondary practices are discussed.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeOxon UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09500693.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto43en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Science Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330199en_US
dc.titleApproaches to Learning by Students in the Biological Sciences: Implications for teachingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with 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