Beyond Temporary Experts: Secondary Students’ Experiences in Autonomous Research

Nov 17, 2023 | School libraries

This qualitative case study explores the experiences of students in their final year of the International Baccalaureate as they prepared, researched, and completed their Extended Essay project – an autonomous research process which develops their capacity to analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge. The study’s aim was to understand how this autonomous research approach contributed to their overall research experience which may be grounded in the affective and cognitive domains. Using thematic analysis, data were analysed from the interview responses of 85 students who graduated from a Queensland State School in 2017. The students were asked a series of questions about aspects they enjoyed, or found rewarding, and aspects they found challenging during their independent research.

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Source: Access (10300155) . Mar2022, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p24-34. 11p.

Author(s): WESTON, HELEN

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