The learning experience of postgraduate students: matching methods to aims

Griffiths, Sylvia, Wisker, Gina, Waller, Sharon, Illes, Katalin and Wu, Su (2001) The learning experience of postgraduate students: matching methods to aims. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 38 (3). pp. 292-308. ISSN 1470-3300

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Action research with international Masters in Business Administration students reported here builds on action research carried out at Anglia Polytechnic University to better enable international postgraduate students develop learning and research strategies and research methods to succeed in their study. The Reflection on Learning Inventory and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination, which tests competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, identify student learning styles and language levels from which conclusions about teaching and learning needs are deduced. A programme of academic-oriented language support, including both the APU-originated CD-ROM Excel at Academic English and specific workshop sessions, has been developed. This programme is piloted with the 2000-2001 cohort, and accompanied by action research which includes focus group interviews and mid-year evaluation of the support and development programme. It has led to radical overhaul of elements of the course itself, with widespread implications for support and development for international postgraduates studying at APU.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2022 14:43

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