Title
Independence of learning in transition from school to 6th form college mathematics
Description
Independent learning – though we might prefer ‘autonomous’ or ‘self-directed’ learning – is often mentioned as a key goal of education and it is seen as having considerable potential for improving student performance and increasing motivation. On our ESRC-funded project ‘Mathematics learning, identity and educational practice: the transition into post-compulsory education’, we are studying the transition of mathematics students from GCSE to AS-level. One of the characteristics of this transition is that of independence, especially in learning, where students are said to go from ‘spoon-feeding’ to a more ‘independent, more adult’ pedagogy.
URL
http://www.beraconference.co.uk/2010/downloads/BERA%202010%20web%202.pdf
URL Description
Final programme
Language
English
Author
Paul Hernandez-Martinez
Author
Julian Williams

independence of learning; transition; schools; college; mathematics; schooling

Is this item peer reviewed?
No
Conference event title
British Educational Research Association (BERA) annual conference
ConferenceLocation
Coventry