Lillian submitted her PhD in Social Psychology today. The thesis is titled “Putting the Student in Context: A social and normative model of learning approaches and their outcomes”. It explores the reciprocal relationships between discipline-based social identity and learning approaches (deep/surface) in tertiary education, and effects on academic performance and course evaluation. One paper has already been published from Lillian’s thesis, and several more are currently under review.
Lillian’s thesis forms the core of our LACES project (Learning Approach, Course Experience, and the Self) and we hope to expand this project beyond the ANU in coming semesters.