Female postgraduate students’ perceptions of active learning methods

Amel Thafer Alshehry

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The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of postgraduate students’ on active learning at a university after taking a "Glossaries in Curriculum and Instruction" course in the master's program. The views of the eight master students were based on responses to questions administered. This study used the semi-structured interview with open-ended techniques for data collection. The interview form consisted of four open-ended questions. Based on data analysis, students reported that active learning support from individual learning increased their self-efficacy and confidence in studying and learning on their own, enabling them to investigate with greater confidence.


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