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    The Approaches to Study Inventory in Malawi: a lesson for educational testing?

    Carr, Stuart C. and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Heathcote, Andrew and Heath, Richard A (1997) The Approaches to Study Inventory in Malawi: a lesson for educational testing? Psychology Teaching Review, 6 (2). pp. 157-169. ISSN 0965-948X

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    It is important to identify the best fit between the learning environment and students' preferred modes of learning, and we aimed to explore the utility cf the Approaches to Study Inventory (ASI) in Malawi, which has one cf the poorest resourced educational systems on the African continent. Two hundred and fourteen undergraduates from a variety cf faculties of the University of Malawi completed the short (18 Hem) form of the ASI. Factor analysis suggested both etic and emic orientations to study, from Reproducing and Organized study behaviour to Achievement-in-Context (which may entail a traditional sense of meaning). This search for a practical instrument to improve the match between teaching product and student study style suggests that such devices may often need to be developed locally. We discuss the implications of our results for the ongoing development of testing standards by the International Test Commission.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Approaches; Study; Inventory; Malawi; lesson; educational; testing;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16585
    Depositing User: Malcolm MacLachlan
    Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2022 11:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychology Teaching Review
    Publisher: The British Psychological Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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