Approachability as a Prerequisite of Student Reflection

Rosa Karnita, Andrée Woodcock, Simon Bell, Kollette Super

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Research to encourage Indonesian undergraduate student engagement in graphic design courses is examined using the Hexagon Spindle (H-S) Model of Educational Ergonomics. The context of the study is the problems faced by first year Indonesian undergraduate graphic design students who struggle to become independent learners and engage in their studies. Two approaches were used to address this challenge, firstly to encourage increased student reflection by manipulating teaching methods (modelled on UK best practice) and secondly to encourage tutors to become more approachable, thereby creating a safer learning environment. In terms of the H-S model, the research highlighted personal, social and cultural issues and the importance of student–tutor interaction in creating an environment conducive to independent learning and reflection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education
EditorsJussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath, Salman Nazir, Terence Andre
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-42069-1, 978-3-319-42070-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2016
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

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  • Educational ergonomics
  • Graphic design
  • Indonesia


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