The learning and studying approach of NIE students: A longitudinal study (1)

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The learning and studying approach of NIE students was studied using the Bigg' s Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ). Results showed that the SPQ is a good instrument with good psychometric properties for studying the three approaches to learning namely: surface, deep and achieving approaches. Students in NIE generally adopt deep approaches more than surface approaches to their learning. Focused interviews were used as follow-up procedures to further probe into their learning and studying behaviour. Students indicated that the teaching and learning process, the assessment mode and the learning environment all contributed to their approaches to learning and studying.
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the ERA Annual Conference held at Plaza Parkroyal Hotel, Singapore from 23-25 November 1998
Poh, A. S. H., Mau, R. Y., Cheng, Y. S., Yan, Y. K., & Quek, K. S. (1999). The learning and studying approach of NIE students: A longitudinal study (1). In M. Waas (Ed.), Enhancing learning: Challenge of integrating thinking and information technology into the curriculum: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Educational Research Association (pp. 390-401). Educational Research Association of Singapore.