Why learning objectives are (not) met in higher education systems: lessons from the transfer of training research.

Gisela Schutti-Pfeil, Ina Weinbauer-Heidel

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Abstract

The core idea of this research was to explore whether findings from the transfer of training research are applicable to higher education systems (HEIs) in order to explore how learning objectives can be met. We were specifically interested in analysing how three determinants from the transfer of training research (clear objectives and expectations, content validity and active practice) influence the achievement of learning goals. For these purposes, a qualitative empirical study was conducted in a bachelor degree programme at the University of Applied Sciences (UAS) Upper Austria. There is evidence to suggest that determinants from the transfer of training research are helpful to analyse and improve the transfer of learning outcomes in HEIs. The results indicate that especially clear objectives and expectations as well as the communication of these objectives are crucial for the learning outcome of students. A partnership-oriented approach between full-time lecturers, part-time lecturers and students or graduates in formulating learning goals seems to be essential for the transfer of learning objectives by students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th Annual EAIR Forum Birmingham
PublisherThe European Higher Education Society
Pages1-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event38th Annual EAIR Forum Birmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20163 Sep 2016
http://www.eairweb.org/forum2016/

Conference

Conference38th Annual EAIR Forum Birmingham
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period30.08.201603.09.2016
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