This study set out to probe students’ thoughts regarding what engaged them to learn, what did not, and what they envisage an engaging future higher education to be in relation to the status quo. A journal writing activity based on two open questions was designed. Written responses were obtained from 17 bachelor students enrolled onto several technology study programmes. The qualitative data were catalogued and analysed from perspectives of technology, organisation, and pedagogy. The results showed that students’ thoughts focus on the importance of active learning, with insights drawn from technology-related learning tools, organisational concerns such as physical environments and counselling support, pedagogical issues including motivation, lecture, and feedback. Possible interventional measures for effective engagement were discussed.
This study is based on the research conducted at the Higher Institution. Every country in the world want to flourished economically, peacefully, educationally, socially, politically and after all a healthy educated population. The main purpose of this study is to seek academic understanding of the pivotal role which learning, self efficacy and student course experience play in accessing, learning, understanding student own perspective in viewing learning environment and courses in Higher Education field. This current study is based on quantitative analysis methodology. Research method used was cross sectional research method. Participants in this study were second year University of the Free State students (all participants were psychology students). Twenty five participants were invited on their availability (availability sample). Six male students and nineteen female students participated. The average age of the male participants was 24.3, whilst the female was 21.2. The value of this research is that it is multidisciplinary, and takes into account the plight of the student population learning experience and their psychological well-being “self efficacy” into consideration. A positive result concerning student perspective was positive it shall be reflected and discussed in detailed in the section of results and discussion in this same paper