Dwindling attendance of classes by students
Sinclair, Anne Marie
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Citation:Sinclair, A. M. (2019). Dwindling attendance of classes by students. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Applied Management). Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), New Zealand. https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5485
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Little research exists about the relationship between student engagement and attendance in mandatory courses. The purpose of this study was to understand engagement and attendance by capturing perceptions from teaching staff and students’ nursing programmes that offer no electives. The study took place at Manukau Institute of Technology [MIT], a tertiary education provider in South Auckland. The mixed-method approach comprised of two focus groups and a questionnaire collecting both quantitative and qualitative data to determine if a link existed between engagement and attendance. A link does to exist with students missing classes where they felt the teaching style was inadequate. Belongingness is an important factor of engagement whilst technology use is not. The study demonstrates the importance of teachers’ in creating effective learning environments that enable engagement.
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori Subject Headings):Kura tuatoru, Mahi tapuhi
Keywords:Manukau Institute of Technology, South Auckland (N.Z.), nursing education, nursing students, student engagement, student attendance, Māori nursing students, New Zealand, teacher-student relationships
ANZSRC Field of Research:390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy, 35 Commerce, management, tourism and services
Degree:Master of Applied Management, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
Supervisors:Brand, Colin; Coburn, Selena
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