Integrative Learning: International research and practice (Routledge Research in Higher Education)

Blackshields, and Daniel, and James, Cronin and Bettie, Higgs and Shane, Kilcommins and Marian, McCarthy and Anthony, Ryan (2015) Integrative Learning: International research and practice (Routledge Research in Higher Education). Routledge; 1 edition.

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Abstract

Current teaching, learning and assessment practices can lead students to believe that courses within a programme are self-sufficient and separate. Integrative Learning explores this issue, and considers how intentional learning helps students become integrative thinkers who can see connections in seemingly disparate information, and draw on a wide range of knowledge to make decisions. Written by international contributors who engaged reflectively with their teaching and their students’ learning, the book seeks to develop a shared language of integrative learning, encouraging students to adapt skills learned in one situation to problems encountered in another, and make autonomous connections across courses, between experiences, and throughout their lives. More informed teachers can help students develop the necessary attributes for intentional learning, which include having a sense of purpose, fitting fragmentary information into a ‘learning framework’, understanding something of their own learning processes, asking probing questions, reflecting on their own choices, and knowing when to ask for help. Integrative Learning draws on international research and vast studies to provide the reader with the resources to ensure access to a unified learning experience. The book discusses conceptual and technical tools necessary for facilitating integrative learning across a range of disciplines as well as providing learning pedagogies and considers integrative learning in the context of the relevance of higher education in the complexity and uncertainty of the 21st century. It will appeal to academics and researchers in the field of higher education, as well as those generating higher education curriculums.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: UCC, UL
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 10:06
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 19:21
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1789

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