Evoked prior experiences in first year university student learning

Ashwin, Paul and Trigwell, Keith (2012) Evoked prior experiences in first year university student learning. Higher Education Research and Development, 31 (4). pp. 449-463. ISSN 0729-4360

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In this article, we focus on three aspects of students’ prior experiences of learning: evoked conceptions of learning, evoked motivation and evoked self-efficacy. We show how, for a first-year undergraduate population, these three aspects of evoked prior experience relate to students’ approaches to learning and their perceptions of the learning environment as well as to their previous schooling, their gender and the broad discipline area in which they are studying. In doing so, we confirm that evoked prior experiences are distinct and measurable and can be used to better understand the ways in which students experience learning in higher education

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Higher Education Research and Development
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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Higher Education Research and Development, 31 (4), 2012, © Informa Plc
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?? approaches to learningconceptions of learning first-year experience learning outcomes motivation self-efficacy student learning experiencehigher education research and evaluationeducationl education (general) ??
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