Journal article

Seven Motivating Conceptions of Learning of Tertiary Students

T BOWLES, J Hattie

International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research | IJLTER | Published : 2016


Of the various ways of defining learning, few use students‟ own terms as the foundation for the definition of factors. Based on data derived from student‟s descriptions of concepts of learning a questionnaire was developed. Responses from 252 tertiary students were used to evaluate and validate the conceptions of learning. Exploratory and confirmatory analysis showed that the seven concepts of Interest, Performance, Effort, Understanding, Ease, Natural Ability, and Preoccupation were acceptable as were levels of reliability. The consistency of the factors was tested over the duration of a semester with no significant differences between times 1 and 2 and no significant gender differences. Th..

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