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dc.contributor.authorWatters, Dianne J
dc.contributor.authorWatters, James J
dc.contributor.editorJohn K Gilbert
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:20:07Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:20:07Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2009-09-29T23:12:02Z
dc.identifier.issn0950-0693
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500690600621282
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeOxon UK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09500693.asp
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19
dc.relation.ispartofpageto43
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Science Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleApproaches to Learning by Students in the Biological Sciences: Implications for teaching
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciences
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWatters, Dianne J.


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