Improving the quality of a satisficing approach to learning (making a good enough approach better)

Lee, David (2007) Improving the quality of a satisficing approach to learning (making a good enough approach better). Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 1 (1). pp. 37-41.

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Abstract

The word satisficing relates to finding a satisfactory rather than optimal solution to a problem situation. In an educational context, the adoption of a ‘pass will do’ or satisficing approach to learning has always been a behavioural factor for some students. This might be attributed to things like lack of motivation, personal aspiration levels or the pressures that come to bear on available study time. This paper posits that satisficing at some level is a reality for all learners and that a main challenge for teachers should be to focus on finding ways to improve the quality of that satisficing behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Publisher: University of Cumbria
ISSN: 1755-1382
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences > Business
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 08:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2724

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