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A study on learning approaches used among post-graduate students in research university

Rajab, Azizah and Ab Rahman, Hamidah and Abdul Rahman, Hamidah and Abdul Rahim, Kamaruzzaman and Mohamed Saat, Maisarah and Mahmud, Norashikin and Md Yusoff, Rosman and Shaari, Roziana and Abdul Wahab, Shah Rollah and Panatik, Siti Aisyah (2011) A study on learning approaches used among post-graduate students in research university. In: International Conference On Social Science.

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This paper aims to determine the method of learning approaches adopted by post-graduate students in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and to identify whether these approaches are associated with demographic factors (age, gender,main streams, mode of study and working experience). Participants included 354post-graduate students from different faculties in UTM whereas questionnaires were distributed via email and through designated contact person. The One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) revealed that there were significant differences on the usage of the three post-graduates’ learning approaches across age, mainstreams and years of working experience. Significance was not seen between learning approaches on gender and mode of study. Deep approach was found to be preferred approaches to their learning methods. Our investigation suggests that approach to learning should be included in their academics, however the suggestion is tailored according on the tasks given to the students. Hence, we concluded that further investigation could be carried out the effect of learning environment towards students dynamic in learning.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:learning approaches, deep approach, surface-disorganized approach, surface-rationale approach, post-graduate students, Research University
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:45523
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 03:01
Last Modified:06 Jul 2017 03:29

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