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Title: Enhancement of Quality Learning: Capitalizing on the SAL Framework
Contributor(s): Phan, Huy  (author)orcid ; Maebuta, Jack  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15185
Abstract: Quality learning in higher education is an impetus and major objective for educators and researchers. The student approaches to learning (SAL) framework, arising from the seminal work of Marton and Säljö (1976), has been researched extensively and used to predict and explain students' positive (e.g., critical reflection) and maladaptive behaviors (e.g., work avoidance). It is prudent for educators to cultivate and encourage students to actively construct and make sense of their own learning, rather than to simply memorize and reproduce contents for assessment purposes. In this review, we revisit and examine the SAL theorization within the contexts of higher education. We scope the importance of quality learning and propose three major elements in our discussion, which may foster deep, meaningful learning inclination: assessment strategies, the classroom milieu, and alignment of learning objectives. We conclude this theoretical article with an offering of issues for continuing research development. This focus, in our view, is significant as we believe the SAL framework is not robust in its explanation of students' learning behaviors in different sociocultural settings.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), p. 23-35
Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2327-8749
2327-7955
Field of Research (FOR): 170103 Educational Psychology
130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930103 Learner Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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