Identification of preferred ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ in students studying sports related programmes in Higher Education: relationships to academic achievement and implications for successful learning, teaching and assessment.

 

Status: complete

 

Description

The purpose of this study was to investigate the ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ evident in undergraduate students studying sports related programmes at University College Worcester and its Partner Colleges.

Project Leader: Dr Derek M Peters 
Institution: University College Worcester
E-mail: d.peters@worc.ac.uk
Start: November 2003
End: October 2004
Project Brief

The purpose of this study was to investigate the ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ evident in undergraduate students studying sports related programmes at University College Worcester and its Partner Colleges.

Aims and Objectives

  • Identify and evaluate the ‘preferred learning styles’ of students in each of the three levels undertaking sports related undergraduate programmes at UCW and its Partner Colleges.
  • Identify and evaluate the ‘approaches to studying’ employed by students in each of the three levels undertaking sports related undergraduate programmes at UCW and its Partner Colleges.
  • Investigate student perceptions of ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ through interview techniques.
  • Explore the relationships between ‘learning styles’, ‘approaches to studying’ and grade profiles of students in each of the three levels undertaking sports related undergraduate programmes at UCW and its Partner Colleges.
  • To formulate recommendations and proposals for guidelines on good practice for learning, teaching and assessment based on discipline specific evidence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Collection and analysis of unique discipline specific data regarding ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ in students studying sports related programmes in Higher Education.
  • Cross sectional evidence of a progression toward autonomy and a deep approach to studying in successive levels of undergraduate programmes.
  • Determination of ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ achieving the highest grade profiles in sports related undergraduate programmes.
  • Formulation of proposals for good practice for constructive alignment of ‘learning styles’ and ‘approaches to studying’ evident in the different sub-disciplines of ‘sport’ with the methods of learning, teaching and assessment employed to maximise student academic achievement.

 

Organisations / Institutions


University College Worcester

 

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Start date

2003-11-01

End date

2004-10-01