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The Effectiveness of Learning Community for the Development of Convergence of University Students

대학생 융복합능력 함양을 위한 학습공동체 효과성 분석

  • 박성희 (가천대학교 교육대학원)
  • Received : 2015.07.20
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28

Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of the learning community for the development of convergence on self-directed learning and problem-solving. One hundred ninety-nine university students participated in the study. In specific, one hundred twenty-three among them participated learning community program at the center for teaching and learning for nine weeks while the others were are not as a control group. Pre-post survey with 62 items was conducted regarding self-directed learning(35 items) and problem-solving(27 items). To analyze the data statistically, ANCOVA(Analysis of Covariate) was used. As results, university students in learning community program showed significant difference in all areas of the survey. In other words, university students in learning community program improved self-directed learning and problem solving more than those who were in the control group. Suggestions and ideas of further studies were discussed.

Keywords

University students;Convergence;Learning community;Self-directed learning;Problem solving

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