Earlier this semester, I detailed the beginning of a research project I wanted to undertake within the University to uncover the truths, myths and trends of student motivation toward starting and more importantly maintaining a project that would not only benefit the degree, but be a tool for creating and adding to the new age portfolio of digital literacy and competence when going to seek employment or start a professional career in a practise. My project proposal had a lot of ambitious research methodologies and aimed to gather as much information from students at the university as well as a survey and a background research into the generational trends that dictate student motivations
The feedback from the initial planning was succinct into a working model and a realistic plan. I’m conducting a focus group discussion with the tutorial class on Thursday week9 at 2:30pm class. This will allow me to ask the following questions to a sample of students that are required by the degree to complete projects or equivalent related to my project plan. The questions are as follows:
Focus Group Questions
- What motivations drive your projects at university across any subject?
- Do you complete projects or think about projects in the way that you could incorporate it into a professional portfolio or something you’re keen to pursue after university?
- Do your projects require extra motivations because they’re being marked at university, or does the feedback assist the final product?
- Do the topics or inspirations for a project resonate an interest?
- What barriers or “put offs” you believe stop you (and other students) from starting a project and making it publically available
- What projects have you done in the past that are digitally available for a portfolio?
- Are these projects possible career options, or could they be moulded into a career niche?
I’ve identified the timeline I want to stick to, and leading into week 8 (this week) I’ve narrowed down the questions I want to ask as well as the research I want to look into and see if I can crack the code university students and teachers have been trying to channel since I’ve began my learning career.
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