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Incorporating Problem-Based Learning Strategies to Develop Learner Autonomy and Employability Skills in Sports Science Undergraduates

Martin, Louise and West, Julia and Bill, Karen (2008) Incorporating Problem-Based Learning Strategies to Develop Learner Autonomy and Employability Skills in Sports Science Undergraduates. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education., 7 (1). pp. 18-30. ISSN 1473-8376

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Abstract

This study investigated the impact of a 12-week problem-based learning (PBL) intervention on three psychological constructs (motivation, locus of control and self-esteem) linked to learner autonomy. Results indicated that there was a significant increase in the students’ intrinsic motivation (P<0.05) and a non-significant shift towards an internal locus of control after the intervention period. Students perceived the benefits of PBL to be the opportunity to work in teams and to consider a wider knowledge base. A short course of PBL was successful in developing learner autonomy and other key employability skills alongside the application of content knowledge.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: academic motivation, locus of control, self-esteem
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Louise Martin
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2012 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 05:01
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1864

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