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dc.contributor.authorSibbett, Lorna Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-11T13:30:45Z
dc.date.available2011-07-11T13:30:45Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-09
dc.identifier.citationSibbett , L R 2008 , ' What do students in higher education do and what do they value? ' , Paper presented at Society for Research in Higher Education Conference , Liverpool , United Kingdom , 9/12/08 - 11/12/08 .en
dc.identifier.citationconferenceen
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 10644517
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: f78bf762-a0e5-4c21-8283-bd6d64331d8b
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/1912
dc.description.abstractA survey of undergraduate biology students at the University of St Andrews provides evidence that both formal and informal learning are valued by students, but there are differences in the extent to which such value is manifest in student activities. Comparisons between students with with different entry qualifications, indicated that those with "A" Levels spent more hours in attending classes; private study and social engagement via volunteer groups; sports societies and creative arts. Those with Scottish Highers spent longer hours on online social networks. As we are a Scottish university, these outcomes might be expected due to the nature of students electing to study at greater distance from their home. Such data do not provide evidence of weakness in the Scottish Education System. Our survey highlighted one point for concern: level of study is positively correlated with the number of hours spent in earning. Whilst earning can be essential, and is itself an opportunity for learning, authors such as Callender (2008) provide evidence that employment has a negative impact on achievement. When class hours are reduced in favour of individual pursuit of literature and opportunities for project collaboration, students use the hours gained to increase hours in employment; they do not increase their hours in private study.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectLB2300 Higher Educationen
dc.subject.lccLB2300en
dc.titleWhat do students in higher education do and what do they value?en
dc.typeConference paperen
dc.description.versionPreprinten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Higher Education Researchen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2008/list.session.asp?sessionid=Hen


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