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Supporting students with resits to build self-efficacy

Supporting students with resits to build self-efficacy

Farrant, Catherine, Marinciu, Raluca, Reilly, Dawn ORCID: 0000-0003-2317-4700 and Warren, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-1441-9369 (2021) Supporting students with resits to build self-efficacy. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 14 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2044-0081 (doi:

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This project explores the experiences of second-year students on Business School programmes regarding the support available to them in relation to resits in year one. The project involves students as partners in their learning, with data collected via interviews and student discussion forums. Findings are that students who are preparing for resit exams like to use question practice in the resit period to provide mastery experiences which build self-efficacy. We find that students may undervalue feedback on an original submission as a source of guidance towards a resit coursework. The fieldwork was completed before the 2020 campus closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, based on our findings, we suggest recommendations for practice which can be applied for both on-campus and online delivery of our programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business education; exams; inclusivity; mastery experiences; resits; self-efficacy
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 12:10

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