Students taking ownership of their learning

The acquisition and retention of knowledge doesn’t just happen, it is an active process and one that needs to be worked at. This paper reports on the initial outcomes of an exercise with Secondary students in the conceptual development year of their undergraduate or post graduate training. Students were asked to use a focussed learning log to assist with their studies. The paper reports on perceived value from the student’s perspective of the approach used and paves the way for a more in-depth project into ownership.