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(How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project (2020)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2020). (How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project. Educational Process: International Journal, 9(2), 80-89. https://doi.org/10.22521/edupij.2020.92.1

Pre-specified, prescribed or intended Learning Outcomes have been in use throughout higher education programs for over two decades. There is an assumption amongst quality assurance bodies and university program approval and review processes that stu... Read More about (How) Do Students Use Learning Outcomes? Results from a Small-Scale Project.

Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study? (2019)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. D. (2019). Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 8(1), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v8i1.819

This conceptual paper provides an overview of constructivist education and the development and use of constructivist principles in contemporary higher education, outlining constructivism and some specific facets of student-centred learning. Drawing f... Read More about Constructivist Learning in University Undergraduate Programmes. Has Constructivism been Fully Embraced? Is there Clear Evidence that Constructivist Principles have been Applied to all Aspects of Contemporary University Undergraduate Study?.

Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities (2019)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2019). Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities. Educational Process: International Journal, 8(3), 159-169. https://doi.org/10.22521/edupij.2019.83.1

Learning outcomes are used throughout assessment processes in higher education. In many countries their use is mandatory, with a frequent assumption that they bring many positive benefits to educational processes. Yet, there are tensions associated w... Read More about Learning Outcomes -A Good Idea, Yet with Problems and Lost Opportunities.

The Role of Interest and Enjoyment in Determining Students’ Approach to Learning (2018)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2018). The Role of Interest and Enjoyment in Determining Students’ Approach to Learning. Educational Process: International Journal, 7(2), 140-150. doi:10.22521/edupij.2018.72.4

This paper provides information about findings from a recent research project that provides a new insight into how students’ approaches to learning may be impacted by their level of interest in and enjoyment of the topic being studied. The data from... Read More about The Role of Interest and Enjoyment in Determining Students’ Approach to Learning.

Problems with assessing student autonomy in Higher Education, an alternative perspective and a role for mentoring (2018)
Journal Article
Holmes, A. G. (2018). Problems with assessing student autonomy in Higher Education, an alternative perspective and a role for mentoring. Educational Process: International Journal, 7(1), 24-38. doi:10.22521/edupij.2018.71

The paper explores, from a conceptual basis, the inherent tensions in assessing student autonomy in higher education. The author argues that, despite the development of student autonomy being a key aim of higher education, there are problems in ident... Read More about Problems with assessing student autonomy in Higher Education, an alternative perspective and a role for mentoring.

Conceptualising learning and teaching for the 'new lifelong learning sector' (2009)
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Holmes, A. (2009). Conceptualising learning and teaching for the 'new lifelong learning sector'. [Dataset]

This project arose from the work of the Greater Economic Success Group (GES), which was established as part of an initiative to support local economic development in North Lincolnshire. There were three aims: 1 Develop a new conceptual model of... Read More about Conceptualising learning and teaching for the 'new lifelong learning sector'.