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Love of Learning

Laming, M.M., Morris, A. and Martin-Lynch, P. (2019) Love of Learning. In: Mature-Age Male Students in Higher Education. Palgrave Pivot, pp. 49-57.

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This chapter considers those reported motivations to study that are most closely connected to pursuing learning for its own sake. This theme is considered and explored through the stories of two Australian students, Alain and Rick, and one UK student, Peter. The students’ narratives reveal that age, past educational experience and circumstances all played a part in what led to study at this point in their lives. Issues emerge with some of the ideas used to frame student motivations and aspirations and, although there are areas of commonality with mature female students’ reporting, societal expectations of men and women highlight some differences.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s)
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