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The Learning Culture Survey – Persistence of Learning Culture: Results of a longitudinal Study on Students’ Perceptions of and Expectations towards Higher Education

  • The Learning Culture Survey (LCS) is a questionnaire-based research, investigating students’ perceptions of and expectations towards Higher Education (HE). The aim of this survey is to improve our understanding about the sources of cultural conflicts in educational scenarios. This understanding, shell help us to predict potential conflict situations and develop supportive measures. After three years of development, the LCS was initialized in 2010 in South Korea and Germany. During the following years, the investigations were extended to further countries. The results, on the one hand, provided insights about the cultural context of HE in general and on the other hand, about specific (national / regional) characteristics of learners in HE. Most issues targeted with the questionnaire were directly linked to value systems. Thus, we expected from the beginning that the collected data would keep valid over longer periods of time. However, we had no evidence regarding the actual persistence of learning culture. For a study, designed to being implemented on a global scope and providing input for further applications, persistence is a basic condition to justify related investigations. To answer the question on persistence, we repeated the LCS in our university every four years, between 2010 to 2018/19. Besides a small number of slight changes, explainable out of their situational context, the overall results kept consistent over the investigated years. In this paper, after an introduction of the LCS’ concept, setting and its general results from the past years, we present the insights from our most recently finalized longitudinal study on learning culture.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Thomas Richter
Parent Title (English):Chova, Martinez et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (Seville), IATED Academy, Barcelona
Number of pages:11
First Page:1997
Last Page:2007
Publisher:IATED Academy
Place of publication:Barcelona
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2019/11/11
Keyword:Culture in Education; Higher Education; Learning Culture; Learning Culture Survey; Longitudinal Study; Persistence
Departments, institutes and facilities:Institut für IT-Service (ITS)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 37 Bildung und Erziehung / 378 Hochschulbildung
Entry in this database:2019/11/22
Licence (Multiple languages):License LogoIn Copyright (Urheberrechtsschutz)