Students’ perceptions of the learner attributes required for (and resulting from) heutagogical learning

Authors

  • John Stoszkowski University of Central Lancashire
  • Liam McCarthy St Mary’s University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47408/jldhe.v0i14.458

Keywords:

heutagogy, self-determined learning, autonomy, sports coaching

Abstract

Heutagogy, a form of self-determined learning, is a learner-centred approach to learning and teaching, grounded in constructivist principles. This case study explores final year undergraduate students’ perceptions of the learner attributes required for (and resulting from) heutagogical learning. As part of a larger research study, data were collected at two UK universities, using an online survey that was intended to elicit their perceptions and experiences of a module designed using heutagogical principles. Results indicate that foundational knowledge, skills and attitude are a requirement for, and an outcome of, heutagogical learning. Potential implications for the use of heutagogical approaches to learning and teaching are discussed.

Author Biographies

John Stoszkowski, University of Central Lancashire

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport and Wellbeing

Liam McCarthy, St Mary’s University

Lecturer
School of Education, Theology and Leadership

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Published

2019-04-10

How to Cite

Stoszkowski, J. and McCarthy, L. (2019) “Students’ perceptions of the learner attributes required for (and resulting from) heutagogical learning”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, (14). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i14.458.

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Case Studies