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

  • John Stoszkowski University of Central Lancashire
  • Liam McCarthy St Mary’s University
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
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. Plymouth, UK, 0(14). Available at: https://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/article/view/458 (Accessed: 12August2020).
Section
Case Studies