Journal article

Learning Strategies as an Enabler of Study Success

AN Paimin, RG Hadgraft, JK Prpic, M Alias

PERTANIKA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES | UNIV PUTRA MALAYSIA PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Engineering students enrol in engineering without a clear understanding of how they can achieve success in the field. The current study explores study strategies of engineering undergraduates across two geographical locations, Malaysia and Australia. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured interviews, in which 16 final-year engineering undergraduates volunteered to participate. Data were analysed using a thematic coding approach and the NVivo software was used to assist with the coding process. The results suggested that engineering students at universities in both locations used very similar learning strategies to achieve different success outcomes such as to fulfil assessment..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia


Funding Acknowledgements

The researchers would like to express gratitude to the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia for supporting this research and publication (FRGS 1605). The authors also thank the participants who were involved in this study.