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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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|
|Deposited By:||Louise Martin|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2012 14:55|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 06:01|
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