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Student learning and the experience of teaching


Prosser, M and Trigwell, K, Student learning and the experience of teaching, HERDSA Review of Higher Education, 4 pp. 5-27. (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

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The intentions that university teachers describe in their approach to teaching have been found to vary between teachers and to vary for the same teacher in different contexts. In addition, this variation is related to variation in the learning quality of the students of those teachers. Quantitative empirical studies reveal that when teachersí intentions are focused on developing/changing studentsí conceptions (rather than on the instruction or the content) their students are more likely to report adopting more meaningful learning approaches. These results provide a "scientific grounding" for discussions on effective university teaching and learning, and on interventions aimed at achieving higher quality student learning. Research over the past 40 years leading to the identification of these teaching-learning relations, and more recent studies of the experience of university teaching and learning, are reviewed in this paper. It concludes with a comment on some of the patterns to emerge from the overview and ways in which this research could be extended.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:approaches to learning, approaches to teaching, relational studies of student experience
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Higher education
UTAS Author:Prosser, M (Professor Michael Prosser)
ID Code:145463
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-07-22
Last Modified:2021-07-22

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