A Model of Literature Adoption in Higher Education: An Approach Using Historical Novels

Francisco Rejon-Guardia, Andres Palma-Valenzuela


This article outlines an innovative teaching project based on methodology, evaluation and skills acquisition through the educational use of the historical novel in higher education. A Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) was administered to 119 students. The data obtained allowed the development of a structural equation model using PLS (Partial Least Squares) to evaluate the major relationships between variables. This study expands the framework of analysis by using measurement scales from the perspective of the Advanced Research Model of Innovation Adoption (AMIA). The analysis results in a behavioural model using robust and parsimonious hypotheses supporting the research questions raised, highlighting the appropriate use of extended AMIA models. The use of this genre is an opportunity to learn interesting facts, past situations autonomously and has a great potential of novelty that involves the active participation and learning process of students, breaking down time and space barriers and creating informal learning.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/irhe.v2n1p67


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