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Deep learning questions can help selection of high ability candidates for universities

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Selection of students for places at universities mainly depends on GCSE grades and predictions of A-level grades, both of which tend to favour applicants from independent schools. We have therefore developed a new type of test that would measure candidates' 'deep learning' approach since this assesses the motivation and creative thinking that we look for in university students. We recruited 526 applicants to Oxford University and gave them a short commentary test and a learning style question...

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10.1007/s10734-008-9164-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
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Journal:
HIGHER EDUCATION
Volume:
57
Issue:
5
Pages:
597-608
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1573-174X
ISSN:
0018-1560
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uuid:6cee89c0-572d-4eba-9990-cb5c966af6ae
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239096
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pubs:239096

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