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Pages: 2019-2026
Publication year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-17979-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2020.0638

Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference

COMPARISON STUDENT LEARNING APPROACH OF FIRST YEAR LIFE SCIENCE STUDENTS

M. Leiva-Brondo, J. Cebolla-Cornejo, R. Peiró, A.M. Pérez-de-Castro

Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
Student learning approach is not a fixed characteristic of the student and normally varies between subjects. Differences had been reported depending on age, gender, level of studies, cultural and other factors. Several types of approaches can be identified, but deep and surface are the most common approaches studied. Deep approach is characterized by more reflection and comprehension and intrinsic responsibility of the students in their own learning, while surface approach is more related to a lack of reflection, a minimum effort and the learning focused on the mark. Determination of the learning approach is a key factor to choose the most suitable strategies of teaching, with the purpose of facilitating the engagement of the students in the subject and helping to maximize their learning process. Several methods have been developed to measure the student approach to learning, and the R-SPQ-2F questionnaire is one of the most used. In this study, students of first year of the Biotechnology degree of two different courses were assessed with the R-SPQ-2F questionnaire for their student approach to learning. The reliability of the questionnaire was validated for the main scales of the questionnaire, and no differences were recorded according to gender or course. On the contrary, differences appeared related to the language used as a medium of instruction (English or Spanish). Comparisons with other studies are made and factors affecting these results are discussed. Recommendations are given to encourage deep approach of the students to foster learning and engagement of the students in training.
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author = {Leiva-Brondo, M. and Cebolla-Cornejo, J. and Peir{\'{o}}, R. and P{\'{e}}rez-de-Castro, A.M.},
title = {COMPARISON STUDENT LEARNING APPROACH OF FIRST YEAR LIFE SCIENCE STUDENTS},
series = {12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN20 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-17979-4},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2020.0638},
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SN - 978-84-09-17979-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2020.0638
PY - 2020
Y1 - 6-7 July, 2020
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JO - 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
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M. Leiva-Brondo, J. Cebolla-Cornejo, R. Peiró, A.M. Pérez-de-Castro (2020) COMPARISON STUDENT LEARNING APPROACH OF FIRST YEAR LIFE SCIENCE STUDENTS, EDULEARN20 Proceedings, pp. 2019-2026.
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