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Reflective learning in higher education: a qualitative study on students’ perceptions

This article presents the results of a study aimed at determining the perceptions of students participating in reflective learning (RL) experiences at the University of Girona (Spain), specifically regarding the benefits and challenges of this methodology. Four focus groups were organized with students who had participated in RL experiences on four different undergraduate degree courses: nursing, environmental sciences, psychology and social education. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis. The study shows that students think RL contributes to a better understanding of themselves, their learning and their motivation to learn. Identified challenges were related primarily to understanding the aims of the experience, the degree of personal openness and the system of assessment. The study also provides some guidelines and orientation for improving experiences of undergraduate training based on RL

© Studies in Higher Education, 2016, vol. 41, núm. 6, 1008-1022

Taylor and Francis

Author: Fullana Noell, Judit
Pallisera, Maria
Colomer, Jordi
Fernández Peña, Roser
Pérez Burriel, Marc
Date: 2016
Abstract: This article presents the results of a study aimed at determining the perceptions of students participating in reflective learning (RL) experiences at the University of Girona (Spain), specifically regarding the benefits and challenges of this methodology. Four focus groups were organized with students who had participated in RL experiences on four different undergraduate degree courses: nursing, environmental sciences, psychology and social education. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis. The study shows that students think RL contributes to a better understanding of themselves, their learning and their motivation to learn. Identified challenges were related primarily to understanding the aims of the experience, the degree of personal openness and the system of assessment. The study also provides some guidelines and orientation for improving experiences of undergraduate training based on RL
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0307-5079 (versió paper)
1470-174X (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/10366
Language: eng
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Collection: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.950563
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Is part of: © Studies in Higher Education, 2016, vol. 41, núm. 6, 1008-1022
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Subject: Pedagogia -- Ensenyament universitari
Education -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Learning -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Aprenentatge -- Ensenyament universitari
Investigació qualitativa
Qualitative research
Title: Reflective learning in higher education: a qualitative study on students’ perceptions
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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