Independent learning skills, self-determination theory and psychological well-being : strategies for supporting the first year university experience
Field, Rachael M., Duffy, James, & Huggins, Anna (2014) Independent learning skills, self-determination theory and psychological well-being : strategies for supporting the first year university experience. In International First Year in Higher Education Conference, 6-9 July 2014, Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darwin, NT.
The purpose of this article is to explain why the first year in higher education experience of Australian tertiary students can be improved through the explicit teaching of independent learning skills. Becoming an independent learner has many benefits, but the focus of this piece is upon the connection between independent learning and the improvement of student psychological well-being. High psychological distress levels appear to start in the first year of university education. We argue that explicitly teaching students independent learning skills is an important curriculum-based strategy that will contribute to the significant task of addressing this issue.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Independent learning, First year, Legal education, Self-determination, Psychological well-being, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||09 Jul 2014 23:31|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2014 22:57|
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