The Use of an Evidence Based Practice Approach to Promote Active Student Engagement and Life - Long Learning in an Online Graduate Certificate

Emma O'Neill BSC, BVSC, PhD1*

1University College Dublin, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, Belfield, Dublin
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Vol 2, Issue 2 (2017)

Published: 11 Apr 2017

DOI: 10.18849/VE.V2I2.108

Educational research has realigned away from the delivery of information towards the enhancement of learning and construction of knowledge (Edmondson, 2001). The availability of information is no longer the limiting factor; the ability to process and rationalise the vast amount of information available is now far more important. As suggested by Alvin Toffler, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn.” Hence, it is important to consider ways to equip students with the skills for critical appraisal and life-long learning. Teaching strategies that engender a deep approach to learning by promoting active student engagement are key to these aims.

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