The vanishing final year students : independent learners or lost sheep?

Shaw, John and Kottasz, Rita (2005) The vanishing final year students : independent learners or lost sheep? Investigations in university teaching and learning, 2 (2). pp. 59-68. ISSN 1740-5106

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This case study explores the response to a cluster of problems that arose in a double-unit research project (one year). Firstly, final-year students were disappearing for the year and then reappearing with work that was often well below their potential, plagiarised or failing to meet the deadlines. Allied to this was a problem, highlighted by one external examiner, of lack of agreement on marking standards and the treatment of plagiarism. In addition, staff were reporting that students were poorly prepared for research, having little knowledge or expertise in the skills of the area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; independent learning; learning styles; plagiarism; reflection; research methods; teaching; academic standards
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions (to June 2021)
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 11:25
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 16:03


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