Student Evaluation of the Usefulness of the Self-rating Scale of Self-directed Learning tool in the FdSc in Health and Social Care Course

Background: Student evaluation is the lifeblood of learning/teaching and the SRSSDL tool is a vehicle to enable students to achieve their goals.

Aim: To evaluate the usefulness of the tool as perceived by the FdSc students.

Methods: A qualitative exploratory approach was used to identify FdSc students' views and experiences of using the SRSSDL tool to establish its effectiveness in developing their SDL skills. A questionnaire comprising of six open-ended semi-structured questions was used to collect data.

Analysis: Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data.

Results: The SRSSDL tool was positively evaluated by the students identifying its usefulness in improving their SDL.

Conclusion: Students' evaluation of the SRSSDL tool clearly identified its impact on their learning, developing confidence and their positive experiences when applying the tool.


Swapna Williamson

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