Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(7), pp. 3041 - 3054
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080733
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Obtaining 3+ GPA: Students' Learning Perspectives

Pashmina Nisar Pathan 1,*, Dhani Bux Shah 2, Nabeel Nisar 3, Zarina Mustafa 1
1 School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
2 Department of Education, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
3 Department of Management Sciences, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan


The present study aims to get an insight into the learning perspectives of students who obtain 3+ GPA at the Business department of a Public Sector University in Pakistan. This study includes 4 undergraduate business students from 8th semester (2 males and 2 females) who maintained 3+ GPA till 7th semester. A qualitative case study approach was selected. The data was collected through semi-structured interviews i.e. one-to-one and focused group interviews. Open-coding strategy was used to analyze data and data was reported thematically. Findings of this study reveal that students perceive learning as practicality approach. Students perceive that learning is whatever they perform in perspective of physical condition and their learning occurs when they are provided with any situation in real context. Finding also shows the harmful factors which hinder students' learning and also suggestions to address those factors. This study has a number of implications for students, teachers and university policy makers. The study provides some recommendations that could be taken into account by university management, policy makers and teachers and in order to set up and deliver effective learning opportunities for students by recognizing different ways of learning, which would bring benefits to students. This study is a first attempt to explore the learning perspectives of students in a business department of a public sector university in Pakistan and it will contribute to low achievers to get higher GPA by applying the results.

3+ GPA, Business Department, Learning Perspectives, Learning Practices, Students' Performance

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[1] Pashmina Nisar Pathan , Dhani Bux Shah , Nabeel Nisar , Zarina Mustafa , "Obtaining 3+ GPA: Students' Learning Perspectives," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 7, pp. 3041 - 3054, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080733.

(b). APA Format:
Pashmina Nisar Pathan , Dhani Bux Shah , Nabeel Nisar , Zarina Mustafa (2020). Obtaining 3+ GPA: Students' Learning Perspectives. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(7), 3041 - 3054. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080733.