Developing learner autonomy and critical thinking in masters' students

Hardy, Nick (2006) Developing learner autonomy and critical thinking in masters' students. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 3 (2). pp. 92-99. ISSN 1740-5106

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This paper analyses the idea of student autonomy, which was discussed within the specific context of the MSc in Social Research Methods offered by the London Metropolitan University’s Department of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) - more specifically within the Qualitative Research Methods module. Within this module, an assessment structure and application of assessment methods has been developed, designed to stimulate and foster autonomous learning, skills and personal development in participating students. This kind of autonomy, it is argued, is a key component of best higher education practice and is an integral part of the Learning and Teaching Strategy (LTS) for DASS.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; student autonomy; learner autonomy; critical thinking
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Sciences
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 11:22
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 10:27

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