A different pattern of student engagement: Mature distance students at university | Film, Art, Design, Transmedia, Culture and Education | Scoop.it

Mature students have:


- Equal levels of satisfaction


- Deeper learning strategies


- more committed / motivated


- Different pattern of interaction (less interaction with other students)


- Better able to manage distance (have the life skills and time-management skills


- Experience a lot of role and financial pressure, alienation and anxiety


- Lack of skills (don't necessarily have the up to date skills required...yet another thing to learn in the first year)


- Overload of first year


- Knowledge conflict


The definition of student engagement for this study comes from the OSSIE: "The time and energy students invest in educationally purposeful activities, and the effort institutions devote to effective engagement".

 

===> The scales of engagement include academic challenge, work integrated learning, active learning, enriching education experiences, and staff and student interactions. <===

 

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Gust MEES