Resocialisation through e-learning: motivation, skills, and expectations of Finnish inmates
The objective of this research is to determine if the resocialisation processes, supported by e-learning, would meet the capabilities, and needs of inmates in closed and open institutions in Finland. To reach to objective, three study questions were set: -How do Finnish inmates see their motivations, possibilities, and skills for e-learning? -How do Finnish inmates see education as a tool for resocialisation? -What kinds of features define Finnish inmates as students and learners? The method of this study is qualitative empiric research, and the strategy of study is a case study, which was seen as a suitable strategy through its flexibility and wide range. Twelve semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect data for analysis, and later, through findings, the author was able to find answers to study questions.
Introduction ; 1. Theoretical frame: resocialisation through education ; 1.1 Inmate student profile and e-learning ; 1.1.1 Inmate student profile ; 1.1.2 E-learning ; 1.2 Learning theories and motivation ; 1.2.1 Behaviourism ; 1.2.2 Constructivism ; 1.2.3 Cognitive Theory of Learning ; 1.2.4 Humanism ; 1.2.5 Experimental learning ; 1.2.6 Andragogy ; 1.2.7 Motivation ; 1.3 Learning difficulties and ADHD ; 1.4 Resocialisation in prisons ; 2. Empirics: method, study and conclutions ; 2.1 Method, sample, and analysis ; 2.2 Study: Inmates, resocialisation and e-learning ; 2.2.1 Technology, possibilities, and motivations ; 2.2.2 Resocialisation ; 2.2.3 Inmate as a Student ; 2.3 Conclusions and Suggestions ; 2.3.1 First study question ; 2.3.2 Second study question ; 2.3.3 Third study question ; 2.3.4 Answer to the study problem ; 2.3.5 Suggestions ; Summary