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Improving pre-entry access to university : towards a model of transformative alignment

Johnston, Bill and Anderson, Tony and McDonald, Alexandra (2012) Improving pre-entry access to university : towards a model of transformative alignment. Adult learner : the journal of adult and community education in Ireland. pp. 82-95. ISSN 0790-8040

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Abstract

This article presents empirical research exploring adult returner students’ approaches to learning via qualitative analysis of a series of semi-structured interviews. Interviewees’ comments shed light on their approaches to study, their conceptualisation of information literacy, and their experiences as learners. We interpret the data through two theoretical lenses (transformational learning and constructivism). We propose a model of course re-design aimed at improving the practice of access by foregrounding within the redesign process the notion of personal transformation afforded by access courses.

Item type: Article
ID code: 41846
Keywords: pre-entry access , university , model , transformative alignment , Psychology, Education
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
Professional Services > Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement (CAPLE)
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 14:59
Last modified: 03 Jun 2013 14:43
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/41846

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