Approaches to learning: a study of first-year geography undergraduates
S. Maguire, S. E. Evans, L. Dyas 2001 Journal Of Geography In Higher Education v25 p95-107

Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a survey conducted to investigate how a cohort of geography undergraduates approach learning. The learning approaches they adopt and how their perceived confidence levels change after one year in higher education are discussed. The students were exposed to a geography-based skills-development program which emphasized a deep approach to learning. Results demonstrate that, although students' confidence levels in their ability to study and learn improved, they became increasingly instrumental in their approach to learning.

Subject: Geography
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Affective Domain:Student Attitudes, Student MotivationKeywords: learning approach, confidence, Geography for the New Undergraduate, GNU, Transferable skills, higher-education, students, perceptions, environment, school