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The difference in student's reasons for putting effort into their study

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What are the main reasons for students to do more or less for their studies? There are differences between studies, but also between academic years. …

What are the main reasons for students to do more or less for their studies? There are differences between studies, but also between academic years.
Presentation by Brian Godor on the Avans Onderwijsdag 2012 on the theme 'Boundless'.

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  • 1. THE DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT’SREASONS FOR PUTTING EFFORT INTO THEIR STUDY Brian P. Godor, Ed.D Learning and Innovation Centre
  • 2. Student Engagement• Alexander Astin and Student Involvement “the amount of physical and psychological energy that the student devotes to the academic experience”• The benefits for students’ engaging in their studies is well known• But WHY… that is less known
  • 3. Across disciplinesVocational Engagement – “Future Career Orientation” – “Practice Based” 12.1% Fine arts students Financial Management 33.8% Education students 38.4%
  • 4. Across years of study
  • 5. Across Gender• “Practice based” Men = 19.1%; women = 16.7%• “Teacher and support” Men = 10.4%; women = 12.9% (χ²= 10.57, df = 3, p =.014)
  • 6. Student Engagement• Often it is thought that students are generally the same and that motivation for studying differs, but that those differences are solely due to individual reasons.• This research shows that there are certain patterns in student engagement that are significantly different among disciplines, year of study and gender.